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NEOAHEC Welcomes New Board Members
Jan 09, 2018 by Brittany H.
While many other organizations around the country struggle to recruit enough members for their guiding boards, Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center is kicking off 2018 with three fresh faces in its ranks: Cindy Denne, Dr. Mike...
Celebrate the Power of Rural
Nov 16, 2017 by Brittany H.
By Meredith Lair, NEOAHEC Executive Director Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why an estimated 36% of Oregonians call them home. These small towns represent all of Northeast Oregon-farming communities and...
Program Rocks Scientific Imaginations of Local Girls
Nov 08, 2017 by Brittany H.
While other students spent Saturday, October 28th finalizing their plans for trick-or-treating, nearly 100 middle school girls from around Eastern Oregon celebrated Halloween early at this year's Girls in Science event. The 6th-8th grade...
Dynamic Trio Partners to Advance Regional Health Careers Education
Aug 28, 2017 by Brittany H.
"Focus on the students." For many years this has summarized NEOAHEC's commonsense approach to tackling our region's healthcare workforce shortage. From providing hands-on science and healthcare opportunities via programs like Girls in...
MedQuest Camp Celebrates 25 Years of Promoting Health Careers
Jul 26, 2017 by Brittany H.
"I feel like I've finally found my future!" said Montana Polke following her participation in this year's MedQuest Health Career Exploration Camp. The incoming Huntington High School junior was one of 36 exceptional candidates selected to...
Getting Brainy at La Grande High School
Jun 01, 2017 by Brittany H.
By Brittany Hargrove--NEOAHEC Admin. & Outreach Coordinator On Saturday, May 20th, a group of more than 70 eager 6th-12th graders from communities in Northeast Oregon put on their thinking caps and joined NEOAHEC for a free morning of...
Going Rural
Apr 10, 2017 by Brittany H.
By Liz Russell, NEOAHEC Rural Rotation Coordinator, & Meredith Lair, NEOAHEC Executive Director An unknown author once wrote, "Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find...
A Career in Rural Healthcare: Is it for Me?
Feb 22, 2017 by Brittany H.
By Brittany Hargrove--Northeast Oregon AHEC Administrative & Outreach Coordinator & Robert Duehmig--Oregon Office of Rural Health Deputy Director Quiz time! Did you know that approximately 20 percent of Americans live in rural...
New Year, NEOAHEC Students Soaring to New Heights
Jan 03, 2017 by Brittany H.
2017 is now underway, and great things are taking off for Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center students. 2011 MedQuest participant and current Oregon Health and Sciences University senior, Isela Garcia, is no exception. The...
Programs Inspire Students Through Science
Nov 16, 2016 by Brittany H.
Girls in Science and Saturday Science 2016 October 22nd marked the 16th year of Girls in Science-an early pipeline development program for girls in sixth through eighth grade, hosted by NEOAHEC and Eastern Oregon University. At this event,...