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Engaging Communities in Education and Research

Engaging Communities in Education and Research
Breckenridge Colorado 2016 Conference

This bi-annual conference provides rural preceptors the opportunity to receive preceptor development and continuing education credits, and to build linkages with community partners.  The next conference is scheduled for October 14-16, 2016, in beautiful Breckenridge, CO.  

The Engaging Communities in Education and Research Conference is about engagement, a concept that shapes the structure and operations of the relationship between the community and higher education. Using the word “engagement” rather than “outreach” or “service” has expanded our thinking about the community and higher education relationship. 

Universities must respond to the needs and changes in society in order to remain relevant to the communities that support them.  Leading this effort between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and local communities is the Colorado AHEC System. 

Established in 1977 to recruit, retain and educate health care professionals in rural areas, the Colorado AHEC System’s mandate has been expanded by the federal government and the University to be the outreach arm of academia. The scope of this relationship has increased to include preceptor development, student service learning projects, research, clinical services and a host of other undertakings. The success of our mission is dependent on the communities we serve.

Thank you Attendees.  This Conference is made successful through you.

Links to this year's presentations:


Research Presentations:

Addressing Depression and Disease Distress in Patients with Diabetes in FQHC The EPiC-4DM Project_Kwan.pdf

Changing Our Mental and Emotional Trajectory Whata a Conversational Gravity Assist_Sutter.pdf

Community Engagement to Promote Health Cancer Survivorship_Overholser.pdf


PedsParentEngagement_O'Leary and Brewer.pdf​

Using Appreciative Inquiry and Boot Camp Translation to Identify Successful Elements of Practice Transformation_Sutter.pdf

What Happens When Colorado Practices Take on Heart Health Early Findings from EvidenceNOW Southwest_Fernald.pptx.pdf​


Breakout Sessions:


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