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Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center
Pathways to Health
Business Info:
(970) 375-3250
700 Main Avenue Suite H
700 block of Main
Description:

Southwestern Colorado AHEC connects students to health careers, health professionals to communities, and communities to better health. We are a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and affiliated with the Colorado AHEC Program and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Our mission is to improve quality and accessibility of health-related education and community and public health programming for students, professionals, and community members. SWCAHEC has a special emphasis on serving underserved populations and on promoting collaboration with existing health resources while filling gaps that affect the health of the community. We build local, regional, and state-wide network capacity and strengthen acedemic-community linkages in the eight counties we serve (Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, San Miguel, and Ouray)  in four core mission areas:

    1. Health Careers and Workforce Diversity,
    2. Health Professions Student Education and Support,
    3. Health Professions Continuing Education, and
    4. Public Health and Community Education.

A few of our programs: Annual Health Careers Camp for middle and high school students; annual Nightingale Luminary Awards Banquet for Excellence in Nursing Practice; Internship program for undergraduate public health or nursing students; host housing for health professions students in the region for rural clinical rotations; continuing education programs for health professionals; and we "coordinate the coordinators" in health professions through the Center of Excellence in Care Coordination.

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Hours: 9am-5pm

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