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Area Health Education Center of Southwest Oregon achieves its mission in several ways:

  • AHECSW focuses its resources on the healthcare needs of underserved/unserved populations.

  • AHECSW organizes and coordinates training opportunities for healthcare providers who treat the underserved/unserved to enable clinicians to keep abreast of emerging issues.

  • AHECSW places healthcare students in clinical rotation to motivate tomorrow's providers to start practices to reach the underserved/unserved in Oregon.

  • AHECSW encourages youth to pursue a career in healthcare.

  • AHECSW collaborates with communities in securing grants to help respond to the healthcare needs of the region.

  • AHECSW is guided by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the six counties we serve


Area of Operation

Serving Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Lane Counties.

  • 17,000 square miles

  • Timbered mountains

  • Small agricultural valleys

  • 6 major river systems

  • Wild and scenic Pacific coastline