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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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Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Single Parents
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship Program (HCPA) is a three-week training program aimed toward jump-starting healthcare careers for high school students!

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RICH online cookbook

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Homeless
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Recipes improving Colorado Health designed by senior nursing students in the public health rotation. online recipe collection for use in food pantry selection to promote healthy eating despite financial challenges.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Food pantries report greater usage of fresh produce and formerly un-selected items.

RN/ LPN Refresher Program

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults

Description

The RN refresher program is an online refresher course for the RN who wishes to return to active nursing practice. It is an anytime, anywhere, program where the individual student, directs and controls their own learning environment. The content is offered through the WebCT Course Management System that can be accessed from any computer with internet access. The student arranges the clinical practicum at an acute care or long term care facility of their choice in their community.
This is the only state recognized fully online program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

85% of our students find employment within 6 months. The students get reinstated as a RN or LPN with the state of Colorado.

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