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Southeastern Colorado AHEC — Area Health Education Center

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Your resource for quality health education.

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AHEC Scholars

AHEC Scholars, presented by Southeastern Colorado AHEC. Provides health professions students with a unique learning experience.  AHEC Scholars will be nationally known as possessing a desirable set of competencies.


Learning opportunities will include:

•Interprofessional Education

•Behavioral Health Integration

•Social Determinants of Health

•Cultural Competency

•Practice Transformation

•Current/Emerging Issues:

 - Colorado’s response to the

 - Opioid Epidemic

 - Marijuana

 - Oral Health: Access to care and primary care  integration

 - Mental Health: Access to care

 - Suicide Prevention

 - Health Effects of Oil and Gas Extraction

The AHEC Scholars Program is a two-year commitment AHEC Scholars will participate in a minimum of 40 hours per year of team-based training (that may be a part of their current required curriculum) and 40 hours per year of instruction (in addition to current required curriculum) focused on the six HRSA AHEC Core Topic Areas. AHEC will provide a one-year follow up after graduation or program.

Career Benefits


Stand out from other job applicants


Make a difference in rural and underserved communities


Participate while enrolled in a healthcare program


Network with other students


Join a nationally recognized program

Southeastern Colorado AHEC is partnering with statewide colleges to offer this program to list disciplines students. If you are interested and believe you are eligible please apply here:


You may also contact Shanae Gutierrez at 719.544.7833 or if you have questions.


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