Welcome to the Education Health Center Initiative!
New models of training primary care physicians in health centers are necessary to ensure adequate health workforce to staff our nation's safety net clinics.
Break down barriers to access so every American has a patient-centered medical home
- A shortage of family physicians in health centers which could lead to the collapse of the health safety net serving the most vulnerable population
- Lack of secure funding, a threat to the survival of family medicine residency programs
Teaching Health Centers to train physicians, in a community-based setting, to practice in medically underserved communities
Community health centers and family medicine residencies
The Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI) is a regional grassroots coalition to support Family Medicine Residencies and Community Health Centers who are interested in the creation or expansion of an educational health center program, most specifically a Teaching Health Center.
NWRPCA is proud to collaborate with its three organizational partners—the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency Network (a five-state network of 18 Family Medicine Residencies), the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, and the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States, to sponsor and support the Education Health Center Initiative.