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Colorado Organizations

Center for Health Progress (CHP)
Provides policy advocacy, community organizing, and works to build community partnerships with a focus on health equity and access to care for Colorado residents.
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Colorado Area Health Education Center
Focuses on improving the quality and accessibility of education for healthcare professionals in Colorado. Works to enhance the delivery of healthcare services in frontier, rural, and urban communities and for minority populations.
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Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
Represents Colorado’s 20 Community Health Centers (CHCs) that serve as the backbone of the primary healthcare safety-net in Colorado.
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Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (CHCPF)
Oversees and operates Health First Colorado, Colorado's Medicaid program, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and other public health care programs for eligible Colorado residents.
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Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
Delivers human services to improve the safety and independence of the Colorado residents. Provides resources, assistance, and support. Includes the Divisions of Community Behavior Health, Developmental Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Adult Protective Services.
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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Protects and preserves the health and environment of Colorado residents. Includes the Center for Health and Environmental Data, Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division, Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division, and Prevention Services Division.
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Colorado Health Institute (CHI)
Promotes health and improves access to healthcare for Colorado residents through research, advocacy, and collaboration.
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Colorado Health Service Corps
Works to improve access to healthcare and increase the number of healthcare professionals through a educational loan repayment program for providers who agree to practice in designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) in Colorado.
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Colorado Hospital Association (CHA)
Provides advocacy and representation to hospitals and healthcare systems in Colorado. Provides education, data analytics, and more to improve patient safety, hospital efficiency and effectiveness.
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Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA)
Works to improve and promote the overall health of the residents of Colorado by providing opportunities for collaboration, education, professional development, and advocacy.
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Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC)
Colorado State Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Colorado Rural Development Council (CRDC)
Works to identify rural interests through collaboration with rural residents. Fosters positive economic change in rural Colorado.
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Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC)
Serves as the State Office of Rural Health for Colorado. Offers members programs and services to ensure that rural communities have access to adequate healthcare.
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Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Provides education, training, tools, and workforce development opportunities to community health centers in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Foothills Regional Emergency Medical & Trauma Advisory Council (FRETAC)
Promotes a systematic approach to care of the ill or injured through quality improvement, injury prevention, disaster planning, and coordination of healthcare partners.
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Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) for New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS)
Focuses on research, education, and prevention/intervention programs to improve the health and safety of individuals working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at Colorado State University.
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High Plains Research Network (HPRN)
Supports a research network of rural primary care practices, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and communities in eastern rural Colorado. Conducts research and quality improvement programs focused on rural primary care practice.
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Northwest Colorado Health
Promotes health, prevent disease and provide home health, public health and hospice services to residents the large rural area of the Yampa Valley.
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Oral Health Colorado (OHCO)
Represents a range of public, private, and non-profit organizations working to advance oral healthcare in Colorado. Develops and promotes strategies to achieve optimal oral health for all Colorado residents.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure with initiatives that include housing, water, and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Colorado
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. Provides information about Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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USDA Rural Development Colorado State Office
Works to improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13-state area: Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and four U.S. Pacific Territories.
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Last Reviewed: 6/26/2016