ReConnect Pre-Health Advisor Needed

Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon (AHECSW) is recruiting for a ReConnect Pre-Health Advisor position through Americorp. This is a 5-month, 900-hour position. If you are interested, you can view the qualifications needed and apply through Americorps at the following link:

Medquest Camp

MedQuest Camp 2017: Apply today!
Do you or a student you know dream of becoming a professional in the medical field? Medquest camp helps students explore the vast world of medical careers through extensive job shadows and hands-on experiences. Nursing, medical doctor, surgeon, dentistry, optometry, chiropractory, radiology, or anything else you can imagine in the medical world are all areas students will shadow! Students often gain exposure to live surgeries, ambulance rides, even live child birth. This camp is not for the faint at heart!
Students will come to Eastern Oregon University June 19th-23rd, stay in the dorms, and meet students with common interests from all over the state. Evenings are filled with fun activities (past years have included movies, swimming, fro-yo, put-put golf, and much more!). Camp is open to all students in grades 9-12 statewide, and this year we are offering a new and reduced tuition of $400 for the week, with scholarship opportunities available for qualifying students! Click on the flyer and link below for more information:
Registration is now open and
closes on March 16, 2017, so apply today!

AHECSW Opportunities:


Bright Works After School Program

Bright Works Oregon's after school program is designed for students who are interested in learning more about the healthcare careers. It will include fun, hands on activities, presentations and connections with local medical professionals, and public health projects that engage the Douglas..

Listed below is AHEC's summer programming, which concluded in early August (check out the blog for a recap!). Check back in April for applications for 2017!


Bright Works Academy Camp

Bright Works Academy Registration Link: ( Contact: Lacey Ferguson, Education Coordinator for questions at The high school Academy Camp ..

High School Healthcare Exposure Camp

Healthcare Exposure Camp Registration Link: ( Contact: Tawnie Kennedy, High School Coordinator if you have questions at The Area Health Educa..

Local Radio Station Talks WIth AHECSW Education Coordiantor About Camps

Lacey Ferguson, Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon's (AHECSW) Education Coordinator, talked with Kyle Bailey this morning on KQEN, Morning Show to discuss the summer camps. You can listen to the conversation below.

Camp Discussion with Talk Radio Camp Discussion with Talk Radio (6874 KB)


MEDCHAMPS -- Middle School Camp

MedChamps Registration Link: ( Contact: Lacey Ferguson, Education Coordinator for any questions at The Area Health Education Center is h..

START Trainings (Screening Tools and Referral Training)

Thanks to funding from the Ford Family Foundation, the Oregon Pediatric Society (OPS), AllCare CCO, and ORPRN will be hosting two free START training opportunities in southern Oregon for primary health care providers and community agencies to learn more about developmental health screenings and ..