Oregon Office of Rural Health

2020 HERO Award Application Period Open June 1-30

HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon

The 2020 HERO award is made possible by a very generous donation from the former board of the Port Orford Community Ambulance (POCA). Though the work of POCA is ended, their legacy will provide rural and frontier community EMS resources direct to agencies. We are grateful to all that POCA providers contributed to their community for over 60 years. Thank you.

The Office of Rural Health is pleased to offer a competitive HERO award application period in June of 2020.

The application period opens June 1, and closes at 5pm PST on June 30, 2020.  Four rural and/or frontier agencies will be awarded up to $2500 each. Awardees will be notified by July 10, 2020.

To Apply

Complete this fillable PDF application and submit with the subject line “HERO 2020 Application” to dobert@ohsu.edu.


For questions about HERO, or to add your contact information to the ORH EMS mailing list, please contact Rebecca Dobert | dobert@ohsu.edu | 503-494-6627