Cascades East Area Health Education Center serves Central and Southeastern Oregon, a territory of over 37,000 sq. miles that includes Crook, Deschutes, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, and Lake counties plus the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.


OUR PROGRAMS

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heALTH occupations

Cascades East AHEC hosts the health occupations program at St. Charles Health System (SCHS) for high school students.

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Diagnosis day

Diagnosis Day is a one-day experience on the St. Charles, Bend campus for high school students from rural Central Oregon.

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SUMMER CAMPS

In Oregon, students have the opportunity to attend one of the regional health care career-related summer camps.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

CEAHEC offers student scholarships for those students who have a desire to enter into a health care career.

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AHEC STORIES

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JONATHAN CALLES

With CEAHEC’s help, I was offered an opportunity to job shadow at a hospital, hear guest speakers talk about their health care careers, and get a hands-on patient care experience using a manikin, as well as explore a variety of medical professionals at MedStars camp in July. All this inspired me to become a flight nurse and pursue a master’s degree in nursing… Read More →


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Kurt Davis

Without Kurt Davis, Career and College Advisor at Culver High School, there would be no job shadowing program for central Oregon high school students. As a teacher, counselor and coach in the late 1990s at Redmond High School, Kurt had the idea of introducing Redmond students to the wide variety of health care careers through job shadowing… Read More →


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SAMANTHA NELSON

I’m a college student planning to pursue a career in nursing. What initially drew me to this career was a class I had the opportunity to take in high school called Health Occupations. Through this class I was able to job shadow at St. Charles Medical Center and have the opportunity to rotate to each department… Read More →


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RICK TIETZ

As a practicing ER physician in Central Oregon, I enjoy working with a diverse, semi-rural population. I speak fluent Spanish and frequently converse with Spanish speaking patients. I am hugely grateful to the Spanish community, as our two children were adopted from Central America…. Read More →