Due to COVID-19, CRH will continue working remotely until further notice.
Health Professions Education in Rural Communities TeleECHO
The Health Professions Education in Rural Communities (HPERC) Community Apgar Project identifies and weighs
factors important in health professions education. Presenters addressed the development and initial use of the
HPERC Community Apgar Program, reviewed the initial findings for Montana and North Dakota, and discussed with
the attendees how the results can be utilized to strengthen education and workforce efforts for rural
communities. Whether a rural community is new to having health professions learners or experienced in teaching,
the HPERC questionnaire and process is designed to provide a community with a differential diagnosis of
modifiable factors for improving success.
Virtual Learning Network
Each of the three sessions featured health professions educators with experience collaborating with rural
communities to bring the best of education and recruitment to retention strategies. Following the brief
presentations, participants had the opportunity to share their own issues and questions as well as ideas
for collaboration and sharing of best practices.
These sessions took place April 7, May 5, and June 2, 2022.
Lessons Learned and Moving Forward Together
Findings from HPERC (Year 1) in Montana and North Dakota with an emphasis on how to utilize lessons learned.
Expertise and Community Experiences
Opportunities for discussion with experienced health professions educators, focused on rural communities.
Aligning Education and Workforce Efforts
Techniques that encourage quality education along with recruitment and retention of learners to our rural