Map of Colorado AHEC Offices
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Colorado AHEC Program
What is an AHEC? The Colorado Area Health Education Centers Program works to build state-wide network capacity and strengthen academic-community linkages in four core mission areas. The four core mission areas of the AHEC are: Health Careers and Workforce Diversity, Health Professions Student Education, Health Professions Continuing Education and Public Health and Community Education.
Colorado AHEC Program Website
About Centennial AHEC For more than 30 years CAHEC has undertaken health care initiatives that respond to the specific needs of Northeastern Colorado. As these needs and the scope of the health care field have changed over the past three decades, the programs have changed as well. However, the organization's primary goals have always been:
1) To help health care professionals provide better services
2) To entice people to choose health care careers, and
3) Pursue them in the region and to help residents enhance their own health and well being Centennial AHEC Website
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center exists to help local people in the planning, developing and delivering educational programs; facilitating the placement of allied health, dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and human service students in urban clinical practical and improving the distribution , quality, utilization and efficiency of health service personnel, especially in urban and medically under-served areas of central Colorado.
Central AHEC's Website
Counties Served: Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Crowley Custer, Freemont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lake, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Powers, Pueblo, and Teller.
Southeastern AHEC's Website
San Luis Valley AHEC
Based out of Alamosa County
Counties Served: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache.
Visit the SLVAHEC Website
Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve rural health in the eight SW counties of Colorado. Visit the Southwestern AHEC Website
Grand Junction, CO
Western Colorado AHEC (WCAHEC) The WCAHEC's mission is to promote healthier communities through education and health care quality improvement and to improve access to health care in underserved areas. The WCAHEC provides personal healthcare learning experiences for consumers and professional learning experiences for healthcare providers. We are dedicated to the promotion of healthcare careers and strive to improve the supply, distribution, diversity and quality of the health workforce. The Western Colorado AHEC program emphasizes community-based training of healthcare providers through community and academic partnerships.
Visit the Western AHEC Website
Board of Directors
Central CO AHEC
Michael Wallingford, MPA REHS
Denver Health Medical Center
James DeVries, MSHA
Tracy Murphy, BS
American Job Center
Karie Poelman, MSN
Executive Committee Member
Kaycee Ann Shiskowsky RN, MBA
University of Colorado Hospital
Peak Vista CHC
Francoise Mbabazi, MA
Oral Health Colorado
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center, a Non Profit 501(c)(3) organization exists to help local people in planning, developing and delivering educational programs; facilitating the placement of allied health, dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and human service students in urban clinical practical and improving the distribution , quality, utilization and efficiency of health service personnel, especially in urban and medically under-served areas of central Colorado.
Central Colorado AHEC accomplishes its mission by providing educational services, technical assistance or capacity building for health care and human service providers, community leaders, businesses, institutions, agencies, organizations, consumers and government entities in its catchments area.
Central Colorado AHEC operates under the direction of a regional board of directors appointed from local communities and professional constituent organizations in central Colorado. Central Colorado AHEC works in partnership with six other Area Health Educations Centers in concert with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, as well as other state agencies and institutions.
One of the Colorado AHEC program's primary missions is the overall improvement of the health status of the residents and communities within the state and especially to support the development of access to healthcare for medically under-served and uninsured residents of Colorado. To that end, for more than 30 years the AHEC/UCD system has supported the development of health professionals to serve in rural, medically under-served and health professional shortage areas of the state.
Central Colorado AHEC, a 501(c)(3) Organization | 10200 E. Girard Avenue | Denver, CO | 80231 | 303.481.8686