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Community Service Learning Education Project Experiences


Community Service Learning Education Experiences

What is a community service learning education project (CSLEP) experience?

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus health professions students help address real community needs through coordinated efforts.  The provider’s link to the community will be explored and students will take an active role in community education during a four- to twelve-week rural rotation experience. The regional Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) Student Support Services liaisons* arrange with the host community for the student to have give a health-related talk or serve the community’s health needs in some way. Health profession students should contact the regional AHEC’s liaison for specific information on the organization that has asked the student to participate.  Some CSLE experiences may provide interdisciplinary involvement.

CSLEP Objectives

  • Understand the provider’s link to the community and the opportunities that providers have to influence the health of their communities “outside the office walls.”
  • Perform one health-related or educational activity in the community during the clerkship/rotation.
  • Provide information about health professions to students, if the community service involves students and/or schools.


Regional AHEC Centers Student Support Services liaisons for CSLEP

Centennial AHEC

Nancy Schumacher: 970.330.3608; nschumacher@cahec.org​

Central Colorado AHEC

Professional Education Manager: 303.481.8686; training@centralcoahec.org

San Luis Valley AHEC

Lisa Lucero: 719.589.4977; lisa@slvahec.org

Southeastern Colorado AHEC

Debra Ball: 719.544.7833; debra.ball@secahec.org

Southwestern Colorado AHEC

Christina Crain: 970.426.4285; christina.crain@swcahec.org​

Western Colorado AHEC

Nicole Heil: 970.434.5474; nheil@wcahec.org

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