Health Professionals 2019-07-08T11:43:08-06:00

Continuing Education and Support Programs for Health Professionals

SWCAHEC supports area health professionals including primary care providers, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, and mental health providers to name a few.  By facilitating and providing various evidence-based training opportunities, continuing education, and award programs, SWCAHEC assists health professionals in advancing their careers and in providing quality healthcare for patients.

Learning Opportunities

SWCAHEC facilitates access to University-based lectures and continuing education opportunities, including CME credit opportunities and web-streaming, live links, or archived links. Contact our Education Liaison, Ke for more information.

Cultural Competency Training

SWCAHEC staff are fully trained through the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning in the delivery  of Cultural Competency & Diversity Workshops. Let us design a customized training to meet your organization’s needs.

Echo Colorado

ECHO-CO is a virtual training experience that blends brief didactic presentations and case-based learning, using video-technology. ECHO-CO connects cohorts of learners to improve capacity for both clinical care and public health in Colorado.

Current and future ECHO topics include:

Cancer Survivorship
Patient Navigation
Developmental Pediatrics
Hepatitis C
Integrating Tobacco Cessation Services into Primary Care

Take a look at the Introductory Video! CLICK HERE. For more information or to register for a session: http://echocolorado.org/topics/clinical-practice-support

HPV Vaccination

The National AHEC Organization has partnered with the CDC to provide training and resources about the HPV vaccine to improve the very low rates of HPV vaccination across the country. Click the banner to link to the CDC website for resources and information. To download and print informational flyers for patients and consumers, click HERE.

Venous Thromboembolism Continuing Education

Pre-recorded lecture presented by Sujatha Nallapareddy, MD, hematologist/oncologist and hosted by Central Colorado AHEC. CME’ available for a limited time. Click HERE to access the video or contact Gloria Nussbaum, Professional Education Manager at Central Colorado AHEC for more information: gloria@centralcoahec.org

Local Opportunities

SWCAHEC partners with local hospitals and community-based organizations to increase access to a wide variety of local continuing education opportunities, such as providing coordination and training of Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes and Patient Navigator Trainings.

Accountable Health Communities

The AHC Program seeks to improve health on the Western Slope of Colorado by building the infrastructure to develop a sustainable culture of whole person health and well-being. Through collaborations with primary care and community organizations across Western Colorado, AHC partners will build a seamless assessment and referral process to identify and address social barriers preventing physical, mental, and economic health and wellness.

Southwest Colorado Healthcare Sector Partnership

A strong healthcare industry is essential to the health and economic vitality of the region. The four hospitals/healthcare systems and multiple healthcare providers in the Region 9 geographic area may naturally compete for similar patient populations, but can collaborate to improve the sector for their respective communities. By bringing together a group of representatives to sit at a “single table”, identify multiple issues and/or priorities, we will develop solutions that improve the healthcare landscape. Many factors impact the delivery of high quality healthcare: an educated healthcare workforce; changing state funding priorities; fragmented systems of care that lead to duplication; and changing payment models. By working together, we can increase economies of scale and develop a stronger voice to drive change and improve health. The sector partnership provides an avenue to create change, a channel to come together to discuss urgent issues, and ensure that all agencies are informed of how they may be impacted.