The vision of SWCAHEC is for health to constantly be improving in the region. The 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.
Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve rural health in the eight SW counties of Colorado. SWCAHEC has a strong emphasis on supporting rural primary care and community health, and on developing a pipeline of students who will eventually be our region’s health professionals.
SWCAHEC recently hosted the 2nd Annual Health Careers Camp for area teens on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Campers from all across SW CO had the opportunity to explore the many fields within the healthcare industry by experiencing hands-on activities, health facility tours, shadow
Our teens need you! Consider being a camp counselor–you’ll benefit from terrific rewards! Counselors gain personal growth, they help build self-esteem in our youth and they receive a stipend for their assistance. VOLUNTEER TODAY! Complete the application HERE
Blueprints of Hope, fiscally sponsored by SWCAHEC, has been awarded a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic Fund to assist in providing community-based oncology nurse navigation services. Read more…