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.
• Practice Transformation
• Interprofessional Education
• Practice Transformation
• Social Determinants of Health
• Cultural Competency
• Current and Emerging Topics
|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|
A free, online, self-paced training 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.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
(topics are flexible)
Monday Oct. 18, 2021 Epidemiology
Monday Nov. 15 , 2021 Opioid Epidemic
Monday Jan. 17, 2022 Nutrition
Monday Feb. 21, 2022 Mental Health
Monday Mar. 21, 2022 Health Equity
Monday Apr. 18, 2022 Community Health
Colorado Area Health Education Center (COAHEC)
Health Occupations Promoting Equity (H.O.P.E.)
- A health career exploration program for high school students.
We especially encourage students from rural or other backgrounds underrepresented in medicine to apply for this program!
Complete these sessions to increase your chance of acceptance into COAHEC’s H.O.P.E. Institute (camp) July 10 to 16, 2022 at CU Boulder and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus!
To register, find your region on the map below and then click on the registration link that corresponds with your region.
HOPE Location and Contact Information
|City/Town where HOPE will be held||Address||Contact||Phone||Registration Link|
|Greeley||2105 Clubhouse Drive||Samantha Vernonemail@example.com||970-330-3608||https://formstack.io/0CA79|
|Front Range AHEC||Denver Metro||Sheridan Library, 3425 W Oxford Ave.||Alexis LaPrellefirstname.lastname@example.org||303-720-7600 x 1||https://formstack.io/29F02|
|Southeastern Colorado AHEC||Pueblo||503 N Main St., STE 221||Shanae Gutierrezemail@example.com||719-252-2977||https://formstack.io/4C6BF|
San Luis Valley AHEC
|Alamosa||Adams State University, Building McDaniel Hall (MCD), RM# 101||Nakayla Wernerfirstname.lastname@example.org||719-298-0177||https://formstack.io/E36DA|
|Southwestern Colorado AHEC||Durango||701 Camino del Rio, Suite 320||Kate Hartzellemail@example.com||970-426-4284||https://formstack.io/885F8|
|Western Colorado AHEC||Grand Junction||2938B North Ave.||Nicole Heilfirstname.lastname@example.org||970-434-5474 x 3||https://formstack.io/AF20F|
Contact Matthew Hess of COAHEC at email@example.com.
Save the Date
H.O.P.E. Institute July 10-16, 2022.
H.O.P.E. Institute will be held on the CU Boulder and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Students will stay in dorms at the CU Boulder campus and travel to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus for three days of programming. H.O.P.E. Institute will take place July 10-16 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; a cadaver lab experience; and tours of the CU Anschutz and Boulder campuses.
COAHEC will post the application here in April.
The cadaver lab experience is on hold as we have decided to make curricular changes to the program. We are updating the program to align with the current COAHEC mission and vision. We will post here when we find out when we will be able to host groups on campus again.