Oregon Regional Centers

Oregon's Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is hosted by Oregon Health & Science University, and consists of one Program Office, located in Portland, and five Regional Centers, located around the state.  This model ensures AHEC's mission is applied in regionally-appropriate ways throughout the state to maximize impact at a local level.

Oregon AHEC Map
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CEAHEC Center Director
Debbie Cole

Hosted by St Charles Health Systems in Bend, CEAHEC serves Central and Southeastern Oregon and Includes Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath and Lake counties as well as the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

CEAHEC was established in 1992.

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AHECSW Center Director,
Chris Guastaferro
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AHECSW serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Jackson and Josephine Counties.

AHECSW was established in 1994.

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NEOAHEC Center Director
Meredith Lair


Located on the campus of Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, NEOAHEC serves Baker, Gilliam, Hood River, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler counties.

NEOAHEC was established in 1991 as the first AHEC Center in Oregon.

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OPAHEC Center Director
Shelley Dougherty


Hosted by the Samaritan Health System in Lincoln City, OPAHEC serves communities along the Oregon Coast and I-5 Corridor, including the counties of Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill. 

OPAHEC was established in 1993.


OHWI AHEC Center Director
Chad Johnson


Located in Forest Grove, OWHI AHEC serves Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties with a particular focus on the urban underserved population.

Established in 2007 and acquired by Pacific University in 2019, OHWI at Pacific University has been one of Oregon AHEC's regional centers since 2017.