SWCAHEC was created to address the healthcare professional shortages in Southwestern Colorado and we use a pipelining model to accomplish this goal.

• We believe in a comprehensive approach to addressing the health issues in our rural and underserved region.
• We provide local opportunities to educate about emerging health issues, innovative practice techniques, and the most current best practices in healthcare and community health.
• We believe that supporting a healthcare workforce is a process, and with each step, we are strengthening the next step.

  • Cultivate and Inspire Students Interested in Health Careers

    Health Careers Institute

  • Train and Educate Students to Serve in Rural and Underserved Communities

    AHEC Scholars
    Health Skills Workshops/Pre-Apprenticeship Education and Training
    Host Home
    BSN Program
    Medical Assistant Apprentice Program
    SWCAHEC Internship Program
    MRC Program

  • Support and Strengthen Continuing Education for Health Professionals and the Community

    QMAP Training
    Mini Med
    Nightingale Luminary and STAR awards event
    Opioid Use Disorder Training
    Naloxone Training
    Healthcare Professional Continuing Education Series

  • Retain and Nurture a Quality Healthcare Workforce and Community

    Southwest Colorado Healthcare Sector Partnership Alliance
    Care Coordination Collaborative
    Regional Health Connector
    Practice Transformation Support and Education