Director's Letter

The Rural Health Education Network (RHEN) is making a significant impact in addressing health care workforce shortages in rural communities in Nebraska. This is accomplished through partnerships with rural communities, primary health care providers and Nebraska's Area Health Education Centers. For the past 20 years, we have been creating programs to develop a pipeline of Nebraska health care professionals. For instance, more than 70% of the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) graduates have practiced in a rural setting during some part of their career.

We believe in growing our own health professionals through:

This is an exciting time in the history of RHEN as we look forward to more opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and develop new partnerships and pipeline programs that will address health care workforce shortages in rural Nebraska.

Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH
Director, Rural Health Education Network

RHEN Director
Patrik Johansson, M.D., M.P.H.

Patrik Johansson, M.D., M.P.H.