The AHEC Scholars Program is an interdisciplinary education and training program with curricula focused on rural and/or underserved
AHEC Scholars is an interdisciplinary program focused on preparing health professions students to serve rural and urban underserved populations. AHEC Scholars is a two-year commitment. (Students in programs one year or shorter may complete a one-year option.) AHEC Scholars commit to a minimum of 40 hours per year of team-based training in a rural or underserved environment (that may be a part of their current required curriculum) and an additional 40 hours per year of didactic education focused on the 6 core topic areas. Find your local AHEC and apply by clicking "Regional Center Contacts and Applications" below to join fellow health care students committed to the vision of every person in Colorado having the opportunity to attain their full and best health.
Below is a video describing the program.
|You are eligible to apply if you are enrolled in one of the following programs:|
|Associate Degree in Nursing|
|Associate of Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Services|
|Associate of Applied Sciences in Medical Assistant|
|Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene|
|Associates of Applied Science in Integrated Health Professions (Holistic Health)|
|Associates of Applied Science in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Dental Assistant|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Medical Laboratory Technician|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Paramedics|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Physical Therapy Assistant|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Radiology Technician (RTA)|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Respiratory Care|
|Associates of Applied Sciences in Surgical Technician|
|Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training|
|Bachelor of Science in Dietetics|
|Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Health Promotions, Recreation|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|Bachelor of Science in Nutrition|
|Certificate in Dental Assisting|
|Certificate in Nurse Assisting / Nurse Aid Certificate (CNA)|
|Certificate in Practical Nursing / Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)|
|Certificate in Practical Nursing in Addiction Counseling|
|Certificate in Phlebotomy|
|Doctor of Dental Medicine|
|Doctor of Medicine|
|Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine|
|Doctor of Pharmacy|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy|
|Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling|
|Master of Physician Assistant Studies (PA)|
|Master of Public Health|
|Master of Science in Dietetics|
|Master of Science in Exercise Science|
|Master of Social Work|
Centennial AHEC (Kit Carson, Larimer, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld and Yuma counties):
Erika Greenberg email@example.com
(Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Gilpin and Jefferson counties):
Berhe Godlo firstname.lastname@example.org
San Luis Valley AHEC (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties):
Nakayla Werner email@example.com
Southeastern AHEC (Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lake, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties):
Shanae Gutierrez firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwestern AHEC (Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel counties):
Dyllon Mills Dyllon.Mills@swcahec.org
Western AHEC (Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties):
Shauna Heathco email@example.com
A free, online, self-paced training created by Colorado AHEC for those working on the front lines of the opioid crisis.
Trainees will gain knowledge in treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and conducting outreach programs in their communities. In its entirety, this course will take about nine hours to complete.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
2.1 million Americans have Rx related opioid use disorder.
Misuse starts at home, nearly 80% of heroin users report misusing a prescription opioid prior to trying heroin.
WHO CAN TAKE THIS COURSE?
Anyone who is working in their community to improve health. For example, Community Health Worker, peer navigator, nurse, etc. You may be a librarian, bus driver or a neighbor who wants to help those with whom you come in contact. Create a new account and start and stop whenever you need.
Already Registered? Refer to the email you received upon registration for the link to the course at the Patient navigator training site.
Complete all sessions to increase your chance of acceptance into COAHEC’s H.O.P.E. Institute (camp)from July 9 to 15, 2023 at CU Colorado Springs and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus!
2022-2023 HOPE Program Schedule
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
(topics are flexible)
|November 14, 2022||Fentanyl||Western Colorado AHEC|
|December 12, 2022||Enhancing Health Equity and Reducing Health Disparities||Front Range AHEC|
|January 9, 2023||Conversation about Stigma and How it Impacts Health||San Luis Valley AHEC|
|February 13, 2023||Native Culture||Southwestern Colorado AHEC|
|March 13, 2023||Oral Health including Health Equity||Southeastern Colorado AHEC|
|April 10,2023||Health Communication, Public Health Programming||Centennial AHEC|
Colorado Area Health Education Center (COAHEC)
Health Occupations Promoting Equity (H.O.P.E.)
- A health career exploration program for high school students.
We encourage students from rural or other backgrounds underrepresented in medicine to apply for this program!
To register for the HOPE program, find your region on the map below and then click on the registration link that corresponds with your region.
|Region||HOPE Program Registration URL|
|Centennial AHEC (CAHEC)||https://formstack.io/0CA79|
|Front Range AHEC (FRAHEC)||https://formstack.io/29F02|
|San Luis Valley AHEC (SLVAHEC)||https://formstack.io/E36DA|
|Southeastern Colorado AHEC (SECAHEC)||https://formstack.io/4C6BF|
|Southwestern Colorado AHEC (SWCAHEC)||https://formstack.io/885F8|
|Western Colorado AHEC (WCAHEC)||https://formstack.io/AF20F|
H.O.P.E. Institute July 9-15, 2023
H.O.P.E. Institute will be held on the UCCS and CU Anschutz Medical Campuses. Students will stay in dorms on the UCCS campus and travel to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for two days of programming. H.O.P.E. Institute will take place July 9-15, 2023 and will include: the Anatomy in Clay® learning system; hands-on workshops; presentations from faculty, staff, and students, from a variety of schools and programs at AMC; including a cadaver lab experience; and tours of the CU Anschutz and Colorado Springs campuses.
The cadaver lab experience has been re-envisioned to better align with the COAHEC mission and vision. This program will run from January 2023 – April 2023 on a Tuesday or a Thursday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
This four-hour program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU AMC) in Aurora, Colorado will offer students the opportunity to:
Please follow this link to the CADAVERS Organization Interest Survey and we will contact you regarding scheduling. If you wish to contact us, or have questions please email: COAHEC CADAVERS