EHCI has years of experience helping Community Health Centers develop residency programs in partnership with area teaching hospitals.

The Education Health Center Initiative (EHCI) provides consulting services, educational materials, and information about developing relationships between health centers and residency programs. The EHCI partnership has conducted research, developed informational resources, and sponsored trainings at both the regional and national levels on the Education Health Center model.

EHCI is a partnership of NWRPCA and CHAMPS, the two regional primary care associations serving Community Health Centers in Regions X and VIII, respectively.

View the EHCI brochure.



Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

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Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) is a non-profit membership association that works to ensure equal access to primary health care for all residents living in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. We support and strengthen community-based health centers as they deliver primary health care to urban, rural and frontier communities throughout the Northwest. We believe that the key to expanding access for medically underserved communities is strengthening health centers so that they can provide high quality, cost effective, comprehensive health care services throughout the region.

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States


Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) is a nonprofit membership association of community, migrant and homeless health centers (CHCs) in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. CHAMPS was founded in 1985 to unite Region VIII health centers in an advocacy and mutual support network of these community-based providers of primary care and related services for underserved communities in the Mountain and Plains states.