Central Colorado AHEC is hiring!


Health Statistics Region 17- Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park Counties

About Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC)

Central Colorado Area Health Education Center (CCAHEC) has been selected to host a Regional Health Connector in Health Statistics Region 17 (Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Park Counties). CCAHEC is one six regional centers within the Colorado AHEC System (CAS). The role of CCAHEC is to connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health. Serving 11 counties in the Denver metro and foothills areas, CCAHEC promotes academic/community partnerships in five main areas of focus: 1) health professional student support; 2) health careers recruitment and retention; 3) health professional continuing education; 4) community education; and 5) community health planning.

About the Regional Health Connector Program

The Colorado Regional Health Connector program is developing a new workforce in Colorado, Regional Health Connectors (RHCs), to improve the coordination of local services to advance health. Each RHC is hosted by a local organization or collaboration of organizations (Host Organization) with existing regional relationships and a history of community-based work. The Regional Health Connector program is supported through two federally funded initiatives: EvidenceNOW Southwest (ENSW) and the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM). The program will be developed and managed by the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE) and the Colorado Health Institute (CHI).

Overview of the Regional Health Connector Role

The RHC will support existing partnerships by strengthening connections between primary care and community organizations, coordinating activities to reduce fragmentation in the health system, and integrating clinical and community-based strategies to address local priorities, social determinants of health (SDoH) and health equity. The RHC is based out of and supervised by the local Host Organization described above.


The RHC will be expected to meet grant and project goals by drawing on his/her experience and the resources of CCAHEC, our partners, and the community at large. The RHC will be working mainly with two types of partners: clinical partners (also referred to as “practices”) and community stakeholders. The RHC will support linkages between clinical and community partners on an ongoing basis through the following activities:

Preferred Qualifications

The Regional Health Connector will preferably live in Park, Clear Creek or Gilpin County. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a focus on public health, health policy, or health system is preferred; relevant experience may service in lieu of a degree. Program or project management and experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders are essential.

Preferred Skills and Qualities

Details: This is a full-time position with Central Colorado Area Health Education Center and is supervised by the Executive Director. The grant is for 28 months with an estimated February 13, 2017 start date. Salary is $47,500.00 annually with Company-Provided Health Plan, and a Professional Development Budget.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: CCAHEC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

Location: CCAHEC is at 10200 East Girard Ave. B131, Denver, CO 80231. The RHC will ideally live in Park, Clear Creek, or Gilpin County and will be expected to work remotely but will have office space available at both CCAHEC and the Park County Public Health Department at 25 Clark St a, Fairplay, CO 80440.

Application Process: To apply please submit a resume, cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, and a one page statement describing your understanding of the health challenges in Park, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties to Lin Browning, Executive Director of Central Colorado Area Health Education Center, at Please include “Regional Health Connector” in the subject line. Review of resumes will begin on January 9th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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