Southwestern Colorado
Area Health Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316
Durango, CO 81301| Phone: (970) 426-4284


What’s New

Adopt A Camper!Adopt A Camper_2016_for website

Health careers pay livable wages and pursuing a career in the health field can help a young person get out of poverty AND improve the health of the community at the same time! Help SWCAHEC grow our healthcare workforce, one camper at a time! Donations and sponsorships help keep camp tuition affordable for families and allow us to offer scholarships so that any student interested in a health career can attend, regardless of ability to pay.

Click HERE to go to view our evaluation results. For more information, click HERE. To donate:

Eventbrite - Health Careers Camp 2016

Camp registration is now CLOSED! Stay tuned for info on the 2018 camp.

Colorado has a Prescription Drug Abuse Problem
But by working together, we can reverse the trend.

ChoosePT_Heroin The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention (CCPDAP) partnered with the SW Colorado AHEC last September 2016. Medical prescribers were  invited to a CME event and heard about best practices in safe prescribing of prescription pain medications. Click HERE for more information about these and other community events!