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A Novel Approach for Teaching Social Determinants of Health

While social determinants of health (SDOH) are best taught experientially, the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily halted traditional clinical rotations.

A recent study co-authored by Oregon AHEC Director Eric Wiser, M.D., found that a virtual curriculum designed to teach social determinants of health to medical students appears to be effective at meeting its objectives and remains a vital format post-pandemic.

Continuing Education (CE)

We provide a variety of educational opportunities, including a suite of Project ECHO programming, ongoing CME coursework and lectures and state-of-the-art simulation training to health professionals designed to reduce professional isolation, disseminate best practices and improve health care quality for medically underserved communities.

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay current on continuing education opportunities. Below is a list of resources for providers seeking CE credits. 

Provider Incentive Programs

Provider incentive programs aid in supporting underserved communities in their recruitment and retention of high-quality providers. The Office of Rural Health (ORH) partners with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) to offer a variety of programs, each with their own requirements and benefits.

Workforce Services

ORH is a resource for practice sites seeking employees and health care providers seeking employment.

AHEC Publications

Wiser, Eric M.; Taylor, Cynthia; Latham, Jessica; and Carney, Patricia A. (2024) "A Novel Approach for Teaching Social Determinants of Health," Health Professions Education: Vol. 10: Iss. 2, Article 5.

Other Oregon Resources

Oregon Health Care Scholarships & Financial Aid

Explore health care scholarships and financial aid opportunities in your region. 

  • AHEC of Southwest Oregon; includes Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Jackson and Josephine counties.
  • Cascades East AHEC; includes the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath and Lake counties.
  • Oregon Healthcare Workforce Insitute; includes Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
  • Oregon Pacific AHEC; includes the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the counties of Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill.
  • Northeast Oregon AHEC; includes Baker, Gilliam, Hood River, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler counties.