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Our Five Centers

Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC) works statewide to improve the availability, continuity and quality of health care for communities and populations in need. ORAHEC is a partnership between OHSU and five Regional Centers.

National AHEC Organization

We are part of a consortium of AHEC Programs and Centers located in most all 50 states: National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO), Comprehensive AHEC Directory.

What We Do

Oregon AHEC helps develop health career pathways and sustainable healthcare in Oregon communities through the following activities:

  • Conduct programs to expose and recruit high school students from rural or underserved areas into health careers
  • Prepare OHSU students to effectively provide health services to underserved areas and health disparity populations by supporting field placements, rural and community health clerkships and rural residency programs
  • Conduct and participate in interdisciplinary education for future health professionals focused on rural and underserved communities
  • Facilitate continuing education and information dissemination programs for health care professionals, with an emphasis on individuals providing care in underserved areas and for health disparity populations
  • Support the development of diverse health care professionals committed to delivery of high-quality care in rural or underserved areas
  • Implement effective program and outcomes measurement and evaluation strategies to respond to changing health care needs
Opioid Symposium

The first ever Oregon Area Health Education Center Opioid Symposium attracted 125 attendees from around the state.

Recorded and live streamed from Knight Cancer Research Center, Oregon Health and Science University to 4 satellite locations throughout Oregon.

Visit our Resources Page for Event Recording and Speaker Presentations

News and Events

Join Our Team: NEOAHEC and ORPRN Hiring Joint Practice Enhancement Research Coordinator!

May 24, 2019 Columbia Pacific CCO leads opioid epidemic talks with White House drug policy advisor

July 18, 2019 application deadline: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Rural Community Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is a new program for providers working to combat the opioid epidemic in the nation’s rural communitiesApplication

June 18, 2019 Webinar: Introduction to Oregon HPV Vaccination Week

June 29 - July 2 2019 Next Steps Summer Camp for Junior and Senior High School Students

September 28, 2019 Oregon Medical Association Annual Conference

October 2 - 4, 2019 Oregon Rural Health Conference

February - April 2019 Oregon Area Health Education Center Director's Update

November 2018 AHEC Scholars News: Making an Impact in Rural and Underserved Oregon - One Student at a Time

Oregon AHEC
OUR CENTERS

Oregon Area Health Education Center (ORAHEC) works statewide to improve the availability,continuity and quality of health care for communities and populations in need.  ORAHEC is a partnership between OHSU and five Regional Centers.

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National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO)

We are part of a consortium of AHEC Programs and Centers located in most all 50 states.