Campus for Rural Health
Workforce Development Focus
Workforce Issues Addressed
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Healthcare students, general
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Campus for Rural Health (CRH) is an initiative at Oregon Health & Science University that works to strengthen the rural health care workforce in Oregon by training health professions students in a rural context of care. Multidisciplinary students involved in CRH are housed together, learn together, and collaborate together at one of three sites in rural areas of Oregon. CRH includes a variety of clinical and non-clinical rotations and participation in an interprofessional Rural Health Equity course where students work on a community healthcare project with surrounding community organizations. Examples of Rural Health Equity course projects include chronic disease self-management, a fentanyl and opioid toolkit implementation and an equitable patient outcomes study for a CHC. CRH launched in 2015 and has served over 1,100 students.