World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre

The National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP) is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Developing and Sustainable Human Resource for Health.  NCRHP is one of only four such designated centers in North America.  Goals of the Collaborating Centre are:
  1. Facilitate networks and partnerships for definitions of educational reforms.
  2. Provide specific methods of for investigating best practices in medical education and health professions focus in rural areas.
  3. Develop a distance-learning course for trainers with a focus on Primary Health Care (PHC).
  4. Advise in the planning, development and implementation of undergraduate programs on rural health professions education.
  5. Design and coordinate a case study project on health professions education related to PHC.     
NCRHP reports to and works with the Pan American Health Association (PAHO) as a WHO-designated center.  Click here for a copy of our 2011 report to WHO.