Counties covered by SWCAHEC: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, San Miguel
Health Careers Pipeline Programs
Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program
The Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program is a postsecondary education and training program. Apprentices will receive at least one year of on-the-job training plus 150 hours of online learning with a journey-worker (preceptor) for a competency-based program. Apprentices become employees of the clinical practice and wage progressions are tied to skills attainment. Once the apprentice completes the program, s/he will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam.
For details on the program, contact Russelyn Connor at 970-426-4285 or Russelyn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Employers may apply at any time.
Health Professions Student Programs
SWCAHEC arranges host or leased housing for all health professions students completing rural rotations from the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.
SWCAHEC arranges community-based service learning opportunities for health professions students completing rural rotations from the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.
SWCAHEC recruits and supports preceptors from all health professions across the region who are interested in teaching health profession students during rural rotations.
Health Professional Continuing Education and Support Programs
Distance Learning Opportunities- ECHO-CO
ECHO Colorado (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) is a statewide program of training and practice support to increase the capacity to manage complex health care problems in primary care settings and to prevent disease in Colorado. ECHO Colorado engages specialists, generalists, and many different organizations in learning collaboratives in which specialty healthcare and population health knowledge can be imparted and skills for the care of complex chronic health conditions can be improved. Learn more on their website by clicking HERE.
SWCAHEC partners with local hospitals and community-based organizations to increase access to a wide variety of local continuing education opportunities.
Health Information Technology/Health Reform Support
SWCAHEC is involved with supporting implementation and adoption of health information technology and improving coordination and quality of primary care services in the region.
Nightingale Regional Awards
SWCAHEC organizes, supports, and administers the Nightingale Regional Luminary award program in SW Colorado. Click here to learn more.
Public and Community Health Programs
Through fiscal sponsorship, SWCAHEC can advance the goals of improving community health as well as the mission of our organization and to facilitate “doing more with less” by partnering with other organizations whose mission aligns with ours. Together, we can improve the health and wellness of the community through collaboration, provision of educational and outreach opportunities, and the sharing of tight resources. Learn more here.
Past fiscally sponsored partners:
- Blueprints of Hope– www.blueprintsofhope.org ~Blueprints of Hope is a healing nest that provides compassionate, hope-filled solutions for all who face a cancer journey –patients, caregivers, families, cancer survivors, friends, and providers.
SWCAHEC raises awareness of health and healthcare related issues to the community to foster increased consumer awareness and engagement.