Oregon Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has five Centers that coordinate, facilitate and support regional workforce education and training programs. Collectively, the Centers provide statewide coverage and are positioned to respond to regionally-specific needs. Activities support K-16 STEM education, health profession students, and continuing education for health care professionals.
- Foster networking and collaboration among communities and between academic health centers and community-based centers
- Serve communities with a demonstrated need of health professionals, in partnership with academic medical centers
- Address the health care workforce needs of the communities served in coordination with the public workforce investment system
Center Spotlight - NEOAHEC
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, NEOAHEC decided to take their pipeline education programs to a whole new level. NEOAHEC adapted all of their programs to virtual platforms in order to reach more students, and provide education to those across the state of Oregon.
NEOAHEC first started by adapting their popular MedQuest Camp. Normally this is a weeklong in-person camp held on Eastern Oregon University's campus, but due to physical distancing, MedQuest Camp Director, Hailey Hulse and NEOAHEC Executive Director, Meredith Lair, used Google Classroom to create a virtual camp.