Montana Rural Allied Health Professions Training Program (MRAHPTP)
To provide allied health professional students rural, community-based clinical training rotations and eventual employment with a rural health care provider.
The Montana Rural Allied Health Professions Training Program (MRAHPTP) enables rural training opportunities for allied health professions students in Montana. Dental hygienist, medical laboratory technician, radiological technician, pharmacy technician, physical therapist assistant, paramedic, certified nursing assistant, emergency medical technician, and phlebotomist are the nine professions chosen for the program. The program addresses the need for allied health workforce in Montana’s rural and frontier communities. MRAHPTP will work to expand access to quality health care and strengthen the rural health care system in Montana.
Education & Training
The Montana Rural HIT Workforce Development Network will provide network governance and will evaluate and develop sustainability plans for rural allied health training program activities and rural training opportunities to support long-term participant and network supports by the end of the project period. The regional AHEC will collaborate with Network members, and HealthCARE Montana to increase the understanding of industry validated credentials, credit for prior learning, transfer of Veterans’ military training to educational credentials, career ladders, and approved apprenticeships as pathways to reduce barriers to education and hiring.
Flathead Valley Community College
Great Falls College
Great Falls, MT
Miles Community College
Miles City, MT
Highlands College – Montana Tech
Expanded Preceptor List
Increased Student Enrollment
Increased Rural Training Sites