Public News Service | Simon Smith, CEO of Clinica Family Health, provides information on the impact of the Medicaid unwind for Community Health Centers and the patients they serve.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) | Peak Vista Community Health Centers are offering teledentistry with support from HRSA’s Optimizing Virtual Care grant program.
June 27, 2023
National Association of Community Health Centers Blog | Pueblo Community Health Center’s East Side Clinic produces more energy than it uses, saving money on energy costs, and helping the health of our planet and our communities by reducing harmful fossil fuel production.
May 16, 2023
Public News Service | STRIDE Community Health Center opens a pharmacy inside the Wheat Ridge clinic, with walk-in and drive-through options.
March 31, 2023
Colorado Newsline | “Storeng and her family, however, made the decision to move back to Michigan when she found herself professionally limited in Colorado by laws that dictate how and where a physician assistant can practice. Under current law, they must be connected to a supervising physician within their specialty who actively participates in the same procedures.”
Colorado will soon start licensing dental therapists in effort to help expand oral health care options
March 10, 2023
The Colorado Sun | Colorado Coalition for the Homeless dental staff were among advocates who testified in support of a bill that passed in 2022 to allow licensing for dental therapists.
March 2, 2023
Public News Service | Community Health Centers play a major role in Colorado’s economy, contributing at least $1.7B in economic activity, providing thousands of health care careers, as well as health care access, to communities that would not otherwise have them.
5280 Health 2023 | Tepeyac Community Health Center, which started in a two-bedroom home in the 90s, and has grown to serve almost 4,000 patients a year – is now expanding to a larger location.
Jan. 25, 2023
9News | Jim Garcia, Founder and CEO of Tepeyac Community Health Center, shares updates on a new, state-of-the-art facility for integrated care, which will begin seeing patients on Feb. 13, 2023.
Jan. 3, 2023
Public News Service | Cathy Alderman, chief communications and public policy officer at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, discusses advocacy for affordable housing and funding approved by Colorado voters in November.
Dec. 14, 2022
The Commonwealth Fund | Mountain Family Health Centers is among the three health care providers in this case study showing the power of behavioral health integration with primary care.
Dec. 3, 2022
Times-Call | Salud Family Health Center’s Longmont clinic opens an endoscopy suite to perform colonoscopies, making them just the third Community Health Center in the country to do so.
Dec. 8, 2022
The Colorado Sun | Shoshi Preuss, Senior Policy Analyst at CCHN, among experts quoted on the impact of continuous coverage and keeping children insured.
Nov. 10, 2022
Public News Service | Jeanne Marotta, Axis Health System, and Taylor Miranda Thompson, CCHN, explain MAT.
More than 200,000 Colorado kids could lose Medicaid coverage starting next year, though many remain eligible for government help
Nov. 1, 2022
The Colorado Sun | Medicaid and CHP+ recipients should update their address with state agencies, urges Shoshi Preuss, CCHN senior policy analyst.
Oct. 17, 2022
Public News Service | The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless opened the Recuperative Care Center, a hybrid housing and health care facility for people experiencing homelessness.
Oct. 7, 2022
The Denver Post | The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is opening the John Parvensky Recuperative Care Center for people experiencing homelessness to recover after a hospitalization.
Sept. 12, 2022
Public News Service | Mountain Family Health Center, like many other Community Health Centers in Colorado, have School-Based Health Centers that offer on-campus medical, behavioral, and dental care to students and faculty.
Aug. 29, 2022
CU Anschutz News | Lily Griego, the Region 8 Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visited Sheridan Health Services to discuss COVID-19, health care workforce issues, and health equity.
Aug. 25, 2022
The Colorado Sun | John Parvensky, retiring CEO of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, discusses the history of addressing homelessness in Denver, and the outlook moving forward.
Colorado will provide free education to students across health care jobs as it tries to fill dire worker shortages
Aug. 25, 2022
The Colorado Sun | The Care Forward Colorado Program will invest $26 million into the program for two years, guaranteeing free schooling for students interested in certain health care careers.
Aug. 25, 2022
Public News Service | The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless released a short documentary titled Opportunity Starts at Home, exposing how housing affordability is central to other national priorities, including health care, food security, education, and more.
Aug. 5, 2022
Abt Associates | CCHN’s President & CEO, Annette Kowal, discusses the state of the Community Health Center (CHC) Movement, how CHCs have evolved, and how they might move forward.
July 5, 2022
Public News Service | John Parvensky discusses ongoing housing crisis in Colorado, and announces upcoming retirement after 36 years leading the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.
5280 | Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ respite care center offers a safe space to recover, helping end the hospital-to-street-to-hospital cycle.
June 14, 2022
Public News Service | Community Health Centers advocate to protect 340B, savings from which are used to increase access to care for low-income and rural patients.
Colorado has pushed for years to combine mental health and medical care. Some new laws and money should help
June 8, 2022
The Colorado Sun | As Colorado works to improve community mental health resources, Community Health Centers continue efforts to integrate behavioral and primary care.
May 13, 2022
9News | Tepeyac Community Health Center is adding a new clinic site in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, likely doubling the amount of patients they can serve per day.
April 19, 2022
The Greeley Tribune | Hickenlooper highlights programs across Greeley, including an internship opportunity at Sunrise Community Health, which aim to increase the health care workforce.
April 11, 2022
Public News Service | Colorado Coalition for the Homeless opens new Community Health Center on-site at the Denver Rescue Mission.
April 1, 2022
The Denver Post | Ben Wiederholt, CEO of STRIDE Community Health Center, and Polly Anderson, vice president of strategy and finance for CCHN, discuss impact of the end of federal funding that covered COVID-19 testing and treatment for uninsured people.
Denver wants to lend $1 million to a healthcare agency providing care primarily for Latinos to build a new facility
March 30, 2022
The Denverite | Denver City Council to vote on loan for Tepeyac Community Health Center to expand Elyria Swansea clinic, a renovation that would include increasing capacity for thousands more visits and 150 affordable housing units on site.
March 30, 2022
The Journal | Axis Health System hires Shawna Yates, a family nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience in cardiology, oncology, women’s health and chronic condition management.
‘That light’s getting bigger’: Weld health officials find relief in COVID lull, continue to encourage vaccines
March 19, 2022
Greeley Tribune | Includes comments from Mitzi Moran, CEO of Sunrise Community Health Center, about decreased COVID-19 cases and transition back to a primary care focus.
March 6, 2022
Steamboat Pilot & Today | Northwest Colorado Health, only Medicaid provider serving lower-income residents for full dental care across the Yampa Valley, expanding services to meet demand.
Feb. 28, 2022
Denver Post | Shoshi Preuss, a policy analyst with Colorado Community Health Network’s Covering Kids and Families program, and colleagues, explain Medicaid enrollment and eligibility at the end of the public health emergency.
Feb. 23, 2022
9News | Jim Garcia, CEO and Dr. Pamela Valenza, CHO, discuss the history of Tepeyac Community Health Center, the services provided, and the impact on the community.
Feb. 15, 2022
The Durango Herald | Axis Health System personalizes medicine through integrated health care.
Jan. 27, 2022
Public News Service | Pueblo Community Health Center’s new building, which is a net-zero energy design, will increase the number of patients they can serve from 6,600 to 24,000, and bolster community health.
Jan 14. 2022
Greely Tribune | Sunrise Community Health CEO, Mitzi Moran, shares impact of COVID-19 on Community Health Center staff, how they are working to maintain health care services, and how you can help.
Dec. 19, 2021
Aspen Times | Mountain Family Health Centers works with community partners to help meet the increased need for mental health services in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Dec. 13, 2021
The Denverite | One of Colorado’s five mobile clinics for monoclonal antibody treatments, stationed at Tepeyac Community Health Center.
Mountain Family administers over 900 COVID-19 vaccines in on-site vaccination tour through Roaring Fork schools
Nov. 23, 2021
Post Independent | Mountain Family Health Centers vaccinates students and their families, with more than 450 first doses administered through Roaring Fork schools in late November.
Nov. 8, 2021
4 CBS Denver | Tepeyac Community Health Center goes door-to-door to have conversations with those who may be hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccines, resulting in about 1,000 people getting the shot.
Oct. 28, 2021
The Durango Herald | Axis Health System to provide clinical services at Espero Apartments, a new supportive housing project in Durango.
Nov. 1, 2021
Public News Service | “Grow Our Own” partnership wins SyncUp Colorado Workforce Design Challenge, helping more young Coloradans pursue meaningful careers in health care.
Affordable Housing Finance | John Parvensky, CEO of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, enters the Affordable Housing Hall of Fame.
Oct. 12, 2021
Reporter-Herald | The Sunrise Thompson Health Clinic, the product of a partnership between Sunrise Community Health and the Thompson School District, hosts an open house.
Oct. 12, 2021
The Durango Herald | Axis Health Systems will use American Rescue Plan Act funding to combine locations, allowing medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health to all be under the same roof in Montezuma County.
Sept. 23, 2021
CBS4 Denver | Shaunti Meyer, senior director of medical affairs for STRIDE Community Health Center, provides information about the COVID-19 booster shots.
Sept. 20, 2021
Center for Care Innovations | STRIDE Community Health Center improves health equity, access, quality, and cost for underserved communities in Colorado through innovative outreach programs.
Sept. 12, 2021
The Denver Post | In a program partially funded by Medicaid, Salud Family Health incorporates legal assistance into its medical practice, with evidence to show that it reduces stress and poor physical health in their patients.
Sept, 9, 2021
Colorado Health Institute | CEO of Summit Community Care Clinic, Helen Royal, shares how the Care Clinic focused on their team during the pandemic.
Aug. 27, 2021
Post Independent | Mountain Family Health Centers opens a new School-Based Health Center in Glenwood High School.
Sept. 2, 2021
9News | Staff at Salud Family Health share plans to administer COVID-19 booster shots, including efforts to contact patients, making sure nobody slips through the cracks.
Aug. 11. 2021
The Daily Sentinel | Community Health Centers collaborate with hospitals, local and state governments, social, health and business organizations to improve health outcome for people who are medically vulnerable.
Aug. 9, 2021
Washington Post | Community Health Centers have administered nearly 14 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, including about nine million to minority patients.
Aug. 9, 2021
Public News Service | Community Health Centers across Colorado showed innovation and flexibility in caring for their patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 17, 2021
KREX 5 FOX 4 | The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act. MarillacHealth staff explain the impact to their patients: access to affordable, preventive care, and lower costs to the overall system.
June 3, 2021
9News | Tepeyac Community Health Center is addressing misinformation and myths about the COVID-19 vaccine, and is offering a $15 grocery store gift cards when people get their shot.
May 31, 2021
Arvada Press | Congressman Ed Perlmutter visits STRIDE Community Health Center’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
“Denver’s Spanish-speaking doctors are fighting COVID-19 with their language skills. Their care goes beyond words,”
May 12, 2021
Denverite | Tepeyac Community Health Center and Denver Health Hospital are featured for their bilingual care throughout the pandemic.
May 11, 2021
New York Times | Vaccine providers across the country, including Colorado’s Denver Health, are finding creative ways to make sure 12-15 year-olds get the safe and highly effective Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
May 4, 2021
Public News Service | Jonathan Muther, VP of medical services at Salud Family Health Centers, testifies that more needs to be done about accessing mental health services; explains Salud’s integrated approach to care.
April 28, 2021
The National Association of Community Health Centers | Jonathan Muther, Salud Family Health Centers’ VP of Medical Services-Behavioral Health, testified during the US Senate HELP Committee hearing examining lessons learned during the pandemic to address mental health and substance use disorders.
April 27, 2021
4 CBS Denver | Sunrise Community Health staff are working with people who are hesitant or not in a rush to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
April 17, 2021
Denver 7 News | Denver Public Schools and Denver Health are partnering to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Colorado teens.
April 14, 2021
University of Colorado Cancer Center | Patient navigators at Salud Family Health Centers helped a patient through every step of his colonoscopy.
April 1, 2021
Jeffco Transcript | In an partnership with other organizations in the community, STRIDE Community Health Center vaccinated over 400 individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in one day.
March 22, 2021
4 CBS Denver | Sunrise Community Health vaccinates about 1,100 members of Weld County’s Latino population in just one day of the equity clinic.
March 18, 2021
Public News Service | River Valley Family Health Center and Axis Health System are helping migrant farmers get the COVID-19 vaccine and other health care services.
March 3, 2021
CNBC | Colorado CHC, Salud Family Health Centers, plays a critical role in vaccinating communities of color and others who may have difficulty accessing vaccines in Colorado.
Jan 30, 2021
The Colorado Sun | Governor Jared Polis received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Salud Family Health Centers.
Jan. 27, 2021
Forbes | Savita Ginde, MD, chief healthcare officer at Stride Community Health Center, shares her expertise on best practices for staying safe if some but not all of your loved ones are vaccinated.
Jan. 21, 2021
UCHealth Today | Ernesto Castro, Social Worker at Sunrise Community Health who suffered a severe case of COVID-19, urges individuals in his Hispanic community to get the vaccine when eligible.
Jan. 26, 2021
KUNC’s Colorado Edition | John Santistevan, Salud Family Health Centers, discusses inequities in vaccine distribution and how Salud is addressing them.
Jan. 15, 2021
9 News | Through a partnership with Salud Family Health Centers and UCHealth, a popup clinic in Aurora saw hundreds vaccinated on Jan. 14-15.
Jan. 14, 2021
Fox 21 News | More than 100 people over the age of 70 were vaccinated in one day at Peak Vista Community Health Center in Colorado Springs.
Jan. 8, 2021
CBS Denver | STRIDE has used resources and lessons learned from COVID testing to roll-out a vaccination program in Denver.
Jan. 13, 2021
Public News Service | Colorado Community Health Centers tapped to deliver 20% of the state’s vaccine supply for people age 70 and older.
Dec. 28, 2020
New York Times | H. Jack Geiger, a co-founder and leader of the Community Health Center movement in the U.S., has passed away. Learn more about him and the origins of CHCs in this article.
Dec. 15, 2020
New York Times | Drug makers are pulling back from the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which requires them to offer discounted prices for CHCs and hospitals that rely on taxpayer support.
Dec. 3, 2020
RCHN Community Health Foundation | About 14.1 million adult CHC patients will qualify for phase one of COVID-19 vaccinations due to advanced age or underlying health conditions that put them at high risk.
Nov. 25, 2020
The New York Times | Opinion Dr. Mark Wallace, recently retired CMO of Sunrise Community Health, is recognized for his work as a health care official during the pandemic in this (hypothetical) awards ceremony.
Nov. 2, 2020
Public News Service Staff at Clinica Family Health and Summit Community Care Clinic discuss demand for dental services and how they are keeping patients and staff safe and healthy.
Oct. 29, 2020
STRIDE Community Health Center In this blog, Dr. Stephanie Sandhu, family physician at STRIDE Community Health Center and mother, explains why you should pay attention to those symptoms and get tested.
Sept. 18-20, 2020
PBS-12 Staff of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., worked with AARP to explore how and why COVID-19 disproportionately impacts Latinos and older adults in Colorado.
Sept. 15, 2020
Daily Camera Guest editorial by Simon Smith and Danielle Butler, Clinica Family Health.
The Coronavirus Exposed Colorado’s Racial Inequities in Health Care. Community Health Centers Are Trying to Help
Sept. 10, 2020
CPR News Black and Latino residents are disproportionately effected by the pandemic. As systemic responses lag, local community health centers and neighborhood groups have launched efforts of their own to fill the gaps. Clínica Tepeyac and Denver Health are among the organizations featured in this article.
Sept. 1, 2020
Public News Service Access to telehealth services and paid sick leave have been critical for agricultural workers. Staff from Salud Family Health Centers and Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. explain how their relationships with community leaders, trusted by workers, was key to connecting workers with care.
Aug. 11, 2020
KUNC Governor Polis signed an executive order on April 1 that expanded the accessibility and sustainability of telemedicine in Colorado.
May 14, 2020
Public News Service Colorado’s Community Health Centers are getting creative and going mobile to serve homeless communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 22, 2020
4CBSDenver STRIDE Community Health Center provided a place for MSU nursing students in need of on-the-job training to finish their education – now they are on the front line fighting COVID-19.
April 22, 2020
Stateline The Pew Charitable Trusts, blog.
April 8, 2020
Summit Daily Summit County and the state are likely just a few weeks away from the peak of new coronavirus cases, according to Summit Community Care Clinic Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathleen Cowie.
Summit Community Care Clinic works to take pressure off the hospital emergency department during coronavirus outbreak
March 30, 2020
Summit Daily The Summit Community Care Clinic’s doors are open and workers are providing care amid the COVID-19 public health crisis.
March 25, 2020
Denver Business Journal Colorado Community Health Centers receive initial emergency funding for COVID-19 services, Denver-area CHC leaders interviewed.
“We can see patients without the ability to pay. We’re here. We’re here and we care.” Erica Sherer, CEO of Sheridan
March 24, 2020
Public News Service CCHN’s Vice President of Strategy and Finance Polly Anderson discusses the state of Colorado’s Community Health Centers during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
March 23, 2020
National Coalition for the Homeless Outraged and Concerned About the Appointment of Robert Marbut to Head USICH
Dec. 6, 2019
Blog post on NationalHomeless.org John Parvensky, President and CEO, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, discussed why this appointment raises concerns about the Trump Administration’s plans to address homelessness.
Feb. 13, 2020
Daily Camera Salud Family Health Centers participate in annual American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile Day.
Feb. 6, 2020
Feb. 4, 2020
Public News Service Polly Anderson, CCHN, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.
Jan. 29, 2020
mHealthIntelligence Dr. Chris Tonozzi, Mountain Family Health Centers, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.
Jan. 28, 2020
Post Independent Dr. Chris Tonozzi, Mountain Family Health Centers, quoted in article discussing HB20-1092, a bill to address Medicaid reimbursement for CHCs for telemedicine and clinical pharmacy services.
Nov. 19, 2019
Aspen Public Radio Ross Brooks, CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers, discussed the impacts of delayed federal funding on Community Health Centers and the people for whom they provide health care.
Nov. 14, 2019
Longmont Times -Call In her letter to the editor, Colleen Laeger, Board Member, Salud Family Health Centers, explains the value of Community Health Centers and asks for community help in urging Congress to renew CHC funding.
Oct. 16, 2019
Fort Morgan Times Staff from Salud Family Health Centers joined other community representatives to discuss Morgan County health care needs and staff training and recruitment with Gov. Polis.
Sept. 26, 2019
Sept. 25, 2019
Colorado Community Media Letter to the editor by Jean Sisneros, Chair of the Board of Directors, STRIDE Community Health Center
Sept. 16, 2019
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., blog.
Aug. 8, 2019
Colorado Health Institute blog.
Aug. 6, 2019
Denverite. The clinic primarily serves Latino patients, who visit a dentist at lower rates than other groups.
Aug. 5, 2019
Public News Service. High Plains Community Health Center and Axis Health Systems plans trees during National Health Center Week; many more activities happening at CHCs across the state.
Aug. 1, 2019
Public News Service. Mountain Family Health Centers Pilot New Option to Help Workers Get Health Care.
July 24, 2019
Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., blog.
5280 – Health 2019 Edition They’re neither your doctors nor your nurses, but their jobs—and training—could mean a lot to your health.
May 20, 2019
Public News Service. Psychologist Erin Baurle of STRIDE CHC and the Let’s Talk Colorado campaign offer tips to help address the unique challenges men face with mental health care needs.
Denver Foundation. A Colorado Health Access Fund grant has helped Salud Family Health Centers expand its behavioral health team.
May 7, 2019
Public News Service. Summary of health care bills that passed in Colorado’s 2019 legislative session and ones that did not.
May 1, 2019
Denver7 Mile High Living. This month is Mental Health Month. Dr. Baurle of STRIDE CHC discusses how to start the conversation to support a loved one’s well-being.
April 21, 2019
Post Independent. Mountain Family Health Centers column on the importance of taking care of your mental health.
March 28, 2019
Public News Service. Colorado Community Health Center staff and board members visit Colorado members of Congress in DC to discuss the future of Community Health Centers and health care in Colorado.
Feb. 6, 2019
U.S. News & World Report. Patients and providers at Clínica Tepeyac and STRIDE Community Health Center (formerly called MCPN) discuss how addressing social issues improves health.
Feb. 2, 2019
Public News Service. Dr. Sheri Sharp, VP for behavioral health for Peak Vista Community Health Centers, discusses the shortage of behavioral-health providers and how loan repayment programs can help.
Dec. 12, 2018
Cortez Journal. Axis Healthcare System’s Cortez site achieves Patient-Centers Medical Home recognition.
Dec. 7, 2018
KUNC. Sunrise Community Health CEO Mitzi Moran quoted. Includes side-by-side graphic of current law versus proposed rule.