What is OFHER?

The Office for Family Health, Education and Research, provides an infrastructure where opportunities for research in education, policy, clinical medicine and other scholarly works in primary care can flourish.  The office produces and disseminates practical clinical information to primary care physicians, coordinates and conducts studies that deal with the health care education of primary care physicians and families, as well as the broader issues of state health policy, health access and health manpower. The office currently manages the Project to Recruit Rural Medical Students, a program that is based on the “pipeline” concept for recruiting rural students into the medical profession; the Huntsville Rural Pre-medical Internship; and the Rural Medicine Program. Areas of interest for the office include primary care education, health access and health policy.