Healthcare Pathways (HP)


High School students can fast forward their health career in the Healthcare Pathways, a two-year, evidence-based curriculum which also includes: internships, hospital based teen volunteer program, certifications and a variety of healthcare careers exploration opportunities for middle and high school students. The program pilot, the Lane Healthcare Pathways, was originally funded by a Career & Technical Education Revitalization grant. The Lane model featured multiple delivery options designed to meet the unique needs of each of the twelve participating Lane County school districts. AHECSW offered technical assistance to the program and continues to provide resources. 

Student Benefits: 

  • Community College Dual Credit
  • HOSA - Future Health Professions Chapter participation
  • Career Exploration with MedQuest, OHSU Experience & Health Careers Days
  • Internships and Job Shadows with Healthcare Industry Partners
  • Certification Opportunities Supported: EMR, CNA, Basic Healthcare Certificate, National Career Readiness Certification


Student Testimony:


"The Lane Healthcare Pathways program has helped me acquire more knowledge about the Healthcare field and it's careers.Thanks to this program, I have been exposed to volunteer work at PeaceHealth Riverbend Hospital, hands on experience in my high school classes and great opportunities such as access and acceptance into the Emergency Medical Responder course. Lane Healthcare Pathways has reassured me that Healthcare is what I wish to pursue as a lifelong career."

-Adriana Lopez, Willamette High School

The Lane Healthcare Pathways program has benefited me by giving me opportunities that I may not have had before in the medical field. It's a great opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and you get several opportunities to go on trips, attend classes, and receive scholarships.

- Jana Kretsinger, Willamette High School

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