• Inter-professional Education
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transformation
  • Connecting Communities and Supporting Health Professionals
  • Virtual Learning and Telehealth
  • Opioid Epidemic: Colorado's response
  • Marijuana: the pharmacology, physical, mental, financial, and social
  • Oral Health: access to and integration
  • Mental Health: Access to care
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Health Effects of Oil and Gas Production
  • COVID-19
  • Networking with health care students who share a vision of every person in Colorado having the opportunity to attain their full and best health. 
  • Learning alongside health care students from many disciplines and regions of Colorado.
  • Preparing to join healthcare teams and be a part of these efforts from day one.
  • Gaining knowledge about health care practice transformation efforts currently being implemented by clinics and health systems. 
  • Adding to your resume or CV.
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 egreenberg@cahec.org  

Click here to apply


(Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Gilpin and Jefferson counties):

Berhe Godlo berhe@frhealth.org   

Click here to apply


San Luis Valley AHEC (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties): 

Nakayla Werner nakayla@slvahec.org

Click here to apply


Southeastern AHEC (Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Crowley, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Lake, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties): 

Shanae Gutierrez shanae.gutierrez@secahec.org

Click here to apply 


Southwestern AHEC (Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel counties):

Dyllon Mills Dyllon.Mills@swcahec.org

Click here to apply

Western AHEC (Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties):

Shauna Heathco app.program@wcahec.org

Click here to apply

Opioid Use Disorder Community Health Worker Training

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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.


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.​


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.

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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)

Date Subject Presenting Region
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.

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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.

Learn more about HOPE institute and Register by clicking  HERE

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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:

  • Discover the historical and current connection between medicine and the arts,

  • Study the human entity from a cell to organ to system to body,
  • Be exposed to the ethical and respectful use of a human body in learning and education,

  • Use state of the art anatomical structures and technology, and

  • Understand the ethics behind anatomical education.

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