The WCAHEC's mission is to promote healthier communities through education and health care quality improvement and to improve access to health care in underserved areas. The WCAHEC provides personal healthcare learning experiences for consumers and professional learning experiences for healthcare providers. We are dedicated to the promotion of healthcare careers and strive to improve the supply, distribution, diversity and quality of the health workforce. The Western Colorado AHEC program emphasizes community-based training of healthcare providers through community and academic partnerships. WCAHEC is a non-profit, organization governed by a regional board of directors who are committed to developing long-term strategies to address health related issues within their communities.