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Pathways to Healthcare Careers

Pathways to Healthcare Careers is a high school program currently supported by Meyer Memorial Trust, and Oregon State and Federal AHEC funds. It is an enrichment program that offers students the opportunity to explore healthcare careers and education. This program is currently offered at Amity, Willamina, Sheridan, St Paul, Woodburn, North Salem, Sweet Home, Eddyville, Monroe, Scio, Stayton, Waldport, and Siletz high schools. 

Next Steps

Next Steps is a program for students transitioning into post-secondary educational programs at local Universities, and community colleges. This program focuses on pre-health science student support to promote successful completion of professional education programs. This program bridges the gap between high schools transitioning into college and college students transitioning into professional level educational programs in healthcare career preparation.

Continuing Education

OPAHEC values to contributions of professionals in our rural and underserved communities. To support them in maintaining their professional licensures we offer free CE/CME throughout the year. Please check our Upcoming tab for a schedule of available courses.

Meet Rural Oregon

There is a healthcare shortage in our rural communities, and in order to alleviate this issue a "Meet Rural Oregon" event and webpage was developed. This will helped staff act as ambassadors in the local communities and show professional level students all of the amazing people, activities, and events Rural Oregon has to offer.

AHEC Program History

Oregon Pacific Area Health Education Center was established in 1993 to improve the education, training, and distribution of healthcare professionals in our service area. The organization focuses on activities to help recruit and retain health professionals in the rural and underserved communities of this region.

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