A Program of
Southwestern Colorado
Area Health Education Center

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316
Durango CO 81301
(970) 426-4284
(970) 426-4285

Care Coordination Central (CCC) provides support for health care services and care management professionals involved in facilitating and coordinating care across Southwestern Colorado’s rural communities – both at the system and the patient levels.


News and Updates

Bi-Annual Dialogue: Coordinating Care with Health Information Technology

Posted on 09 Mar 2017
You are invited to a shared learning opportunity on health IT tools for care coordination. This event caters primarily to professionals who work as ca

Discussion on Opioid and Heroin Addiction with Congressman Tipton

Posted on 01 Aug 2016
Come listen to a discussion on opioid and heroin addiction with Congressman Tipton Date: August 10th Time: 1-3pm Where: First National Bank in Cortez,

    The goal of the Center of Excellence in Care Coordination (CoECC) is to facilitate cooperation and networking among care coordinators who together advance practice and improve access to quality, coordinated, and cost-effective services for community members. The CoECC serves all professionals who coordinate care or manage referrals for patients with actual and potential health and social needs within Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel counties. The purpose of the CoECC is to merge community capital, knowledge, ideas and innovation, and evaluation to advance care coordination practices.

    Coordinated care for all individuals in Southwest Colorado and access patient-centered, high-quality, and cost-effective health care and social support.

    The Center of Excellence in Care Coordination (CoECC) strives for functional system integration to promote health, health equity, and value in health care through its support of care coordination. We value diversity of opinion, culture, age, gender, profession and practice as engines of creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience within communities. The CoECC is guided by the framework of the Collective Impact Model to facilitate nimble adaptation and sustained change.

Care Coordination Goals:

  • • Reduce emergency room visits
    • Avoid hospital admissions (disease-specific & overall)
    • Decrease mortality (disease-specific & overall)
    • Improve short-term clinical outcomes (e.g. glycated hemoglobin levels for patients with diabetes)
    • Increase functional status (e.g. for patients with congestive heart failure)
    • Enhance quality of life promoting other patient outcomes (e.g. less missed school days due to illness)
    • Improve treatment adherence
    • Promote service adherence (e.g. remaining in contact with mental health services)