Central Colorado Area Health Education Center

Vision: Health-conscious and educated communities served by a diverse and competent healthcare workforce. Mission: Within an innovative framework, CCAHEC partners to create and implement educational programs, addressing the dynamic needs of students, providers, and community members.

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General
Official Name
Central Colorado Area Health Education Center​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
CCAHEC
Date Established
2002
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1607842
Addresses
Headquarters Address
10200 E. Girard Ave
B-131
Denver, CO 80231
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
10200 E. Girard Ave
B-131
Denver, CO 80231
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
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Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
303-481-8686
Web/Email
Email
support@centralcoahec.org
Website
www.ccahec.org
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Mission Statement

Vision
Health-conscious and educated communities served by a diverse and competent healthcare workforce.

Mission
Within an innovative framework, CCAHEC partners to create and implement educational programs, addressing the dynamic needs of students, providers, and community members.

Values
Data that Informs and Influences Decisions
A Sufficient and Competent Healthcare Workforce
Maximizing the Utilization of Resources
Robust Academic-Community Partnerships
Health-Consciousness

Goals
1. Improve the distribution of the healthcare workforce
2. Create Educational opportunities to address the healthcare needs of our communities
3. Increase the diversity in all health disciplines
4. Connect students to careers, professionals to communities, and communities to better health

Organization History

Central Colorado Area Health Education Center is a non-profit agency incorporated in February 2002. Serving ten Colorado counties in the Denver metropolitan area, it has identified a long term vision of "health-conscious and educated communities served by a diverse and competent healthcare workforce." One of six community-based centers in the Colorado AHEC System, CCAHEC has touches more than 30,000 students, community members, counselors, teachers and providers as it trains health professionals committed to under-served populations.

Testimonials

Christina was a public health nursing student at CCAHEC who identified the patrons of food pantries as a population that was at risk for obesity and therefore chronic disease. When she visited a large Denver food pantry she learned the plight of the patrons of food pantries and the barriers that they faced to eating a healthy diet. Christina developed a cookbook that would help pantry patrons use the food available in a healthy way. With the work of other nursing and medical students these recipes are now online and have been distributed to over 50 food pantries in Denver and rural Colorado.

Andres, a Hispanic student from rural Colorado, won a CCAHEC-administered Health Profession scholarship. He first learned of the opportunity when he volunteered at the Colorado AHEC Program health screenings at the National Western Stock Show. He says, "To me this scholarship is a godsend and has allowed me to pursue my dream of making a difference in the lives of individuals. My three siblings in college have put substantial financial burden on my parents and therefore my gratitude to AHEC is nearly inexpressible."

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