Building a Diverse Health Professions Workforce for Rural and Underserved Communities in Oregon

Oregon Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is a partnership between OHSU and five regional centers. Oregon AHEC's goal is to increase access to primary care services for rural and underserved communities through practice transformation programming, including the recruitment, education and training of primary care health professionals.

Oregon AHEC programs support the following goals:

  1. Diversity: Preparing a diverse, culturally competent primary care workforce that can address the needs of the communities we serve;
  2. Distribution: Improving health care workforce distribution throughout the state, particularly among rural and underserved areas and populations; and
  3. Practice Transformation: Developing and maintaining a health care workforce prepared to deliver high quality care in a transforming delivery system, with an emphasis on rural and underserved communities.
AHEC Scholars and Dr. Wiser