Health Care Advocate Program

Colorado Community Health Centers Advancing Health Through Advocacy:
Health Care Advocate Training Program

Starting January 24, 2018

Registration Closed

Provides over 40 hours of CME credit from AAFP and a completion stipend of $2500+

Are you concerned about the future of health centers and access to care for rural and underserved Coloradans? Gain the skills and confidence to impact change and influence others around you to do the same. The Health Care Advocate (HCA) Training Program, a one-of-a-kind program, blends leadership development and advocacy training in an experiential learning environment. Participants will be provided with a set of defined leadership and advocacy skills as well as health care policy information and context that will allow them to become impactful advocates for change.

Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Learn from health care experts and legislators,
  • Develop and write policy briefs,
  • Receive media training,
  • And more!

This hands-on learning opportunity will help clinicians discover how to advance the health of their communities through the power of advocacy and leadership.

The training will have a rural focus but is open to all CHCs. We will kick off the program January 24, 2018.

Clinician Participants 

Clinicians from the following positions will be chosen to participate:

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Licensed Behavioral Health Providers
  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists

Application Process

Interested CHC clinicians will need support from executive leadership (CMO, CDO, Clinic Director, HR Director, CEO, etc.). CHC executives can also nominate clinician applicants who are passionate about the CHC model of care and have a desire to hone their leadership and advocacy skills. Executives may sponsor more than one clinician.

Supporting executives agree to:

  • Work with the participant on schedules so that they can attend all in person sessions,
  • Attend the morning session on April 28, 2018 (9a-1p) in order to understand the goals of the program and to learn how they can support their clinician’s success in the program, and
  • Attend the celebration in February 2019 to see the results of each clinician’s capstone project.

Interested clinicians should submit completed applications to Kim Moyer at  CCHN will notify accepted applicants and provide next steps.

Download the HCA Application

Training Location

The in-person sessions are divided between La Junta and Denver, CO.


$300 per person Now just $150 per person!

$2500+ stipend available per participant upon for the program. Originally advertised as $1500, CCHN has been able to increase the stipend to help cover costs such as out of office time, travel, and lodging.

CHSC providers who will be under contract at the conclusion of the CCHN Health Care Advocate Leadership program and have remaining outstanding student loan debt may receive a $1000 contract bonus to be applied to student loan debt.

Continuing Education

The program will offer over 40 hours of CME credit from AAFP.

Detailed Schedule

The HCA training program will begin January 2018 and run through February 2019. This 13-month program integrates multiple training techniques that include:

  • Four in-person experiential training and networking workshops. The first and last sessions will be held in Denver in conjunction with the CCHN Policy and Issues Forum in Denver, CO
  • Webinars
  • Telephonic personal development coaching sessions
  • Capstone celebration
Type of Training Date Location
Session #1 Webinars Jan. 24, 2018, 7:15a-9a Web Platform
Jan. 31, 2018, 7:30a-9a Web Platform
Session #1 In Person Feb. 7, 2018, 7a-8p History Colorado Center, Denver, CO
Feb. 8, 2018, 8a-5p
Session #2 Webinar March 14, 2018, 7:30a-9a Web Platform
Coaching #1 March 2018 Telephonic
Session #2 In Person April 28, 2018, 8a-5p Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO
Session #3 Webinar May 16, 2018 7:30a-9a Web Platform
Coaching #2 May 2018 Telephonic
Session #3 In Person June 16, 2018, 8a-5p Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO
Coaching #3 July 2018 Telephonic
Webinar #1 August 2018 Web Platform
Coaching #4 September 2018 Telephonic
Session #4 In Person Sep. 29, 2018, 8a-5p Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO
Webinar #2 October 2018 Web Platform
Coaching #5 November 2018 Telephonic
Webinar #3 December 2018 Web Platform
Coaching #6 January 2019 Telephonic
Capstone Celebration February 2019, during P&I Denver, CO

Contact Us

Contact Kim Moyer at if you have questions.