The mission of the Centennial Area Health Education Center is to address health workforce shortages and health disparities in the CAHEC region, through education and collaboration.
The primary goal of the Colorado Area Health Education Center’s Program is to work to build state-wide network capacity and strengthen academic-community linkages in four core mission areas:
Health Careers Exploration
Health Professions Student Education
Health Professions Continuing Education, Public Health, and Practice Transformation
The Centennial Area Health Education Center develops pipeline and support programs to enhance and grow the healthcare workforce. The CAHEC office develops programs for target audiences ranging from kindergarten to healthcare students and professionals.
CAHEC supports local Healthcare Providers in many different ways. CAHEC helps coordinate and participate in various Coalitions and groups that assist with coordination of care, connect resources within our region, develop resources for Healthcare Providers to share with patients, deliver continuing education programs, certitication programs, plan recognition events recognizing them, and help coordinate student involvement within their workplace.
Facilitating and supporting practice transformation of Colorado's healthcare system by promoting a patient-centered approach, addressing social determinants of health through a team-based,data-centered method with a focus on improving quality and community health outcomes in rural and medically underserved areas.