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Exciting Changes are Coming

Exciting Changes are Coming

“The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surrounding.” Kakuzo Okakura
 
CCAHEC has always been about being responsive to the changing needs of those we serve. As we enter our 20th year of service to the diverse communities of Colorado, we have important news to share about our future. As of January 31, 2021, Central Colorado AHEC is no longer receiving funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) AHEC Model Grant or the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (AMC VCHA).
 
While the source of some of our funding has changed, the work we are doing continues.
 
With this funding change, we now can expand our reach beyond the traditional Central Colorado county lines and even beyond the state of Colorado without restriction. 2021 will be a year of amazing transition for our organization and we are humbled by the continued support of our partners and community members. The first major milestone of this transition will be establishing a new name for the organization, and we hope to share what we've chosen with you very soon. Continue reading below for a brief overview of what some of our programs are doing so far in 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to us directly at support@centralcoahec.org.
 
Within an innovative framework, CCAHEC partners to create and implement educational programs, addressing the dynamic needs of students, providers, and community members.
   
This year, the RN Refresher Course launched an option to complete some or all of the clinical portion of the course virtually utilizing NovEx virtual simulation. Additionally, virtual simulation has been integrated into the didactic portion of the course along with more engaging and dynamic learning modules.

The Health Careers Pre-Apprenticeship Program has partnered with the Community College of Denver to launch an enhanced version of the program. Throughout multiple sessions this year, program participants will still receive the same amazing course content from years past, but for college credit now. That content includes important career building skills, valuable certifications, and the ability to become certified as an EKG Technician.

Formally known as the Community Opioid Response Program (CORP), the Behavioral Health Equity Corps has undergone changes to reflect substance misuse and its clear connection to behavioral health and the existing barriers arising from systemic structures. BHEC is a statewide initiative utilizing AmeriCorps members to support local communities throughout Colorado by implementing strategies to reduce the impact of substance misuse and overdose, increasing the accessibility to behavioral healthcare, and outreach to Colorado’s LGBTQ+ populations.
 
Our programs are expanding, our organization is evolving, and we know we can't effectively do this important work alone.
 
If you are able and would like to support us on this coming journey, please consider donating here. All donations support our educational programming.
 

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