Legislative Priorities

CCHN’s legislative priorities reflect the needs of Colorado’s 21 Community Health Centers (CHCs) and the patients they serve. Legislative priorities are set annually by the CCHN Board of Directors and its legislative sub-committee.

We advocate for policies that will increase access to health care for the medically underserved, including recipients of Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and those who are uninsured or underinsured. We also advocate for policies that will support CHCs in their role as the largest, proven primary health care system in the state

Colorado’s General Assembly (legislature) meets January – May each year. During each legislative session, CCHN focuses our policy efforts on the following priority areas:

  • Maintaining services and resources currently provided by CHCs;
  • Participating in health care reform efforts to increase access to comprehensive primary heath care for all Coloradans;
  • Increasing funding necessary to expand access to health care; and
  • Improvements to Health First Colorado and CHP+ enrollment, eligibility, and delivery systems.

For more information on CCHN’s policy and advocacy work:

To learn more about the Colorado legislative process, click here.

Federal Policy
On the federal level, CCHN works closely with the National Association of Community Health Centers.

For more information on CCHN’s policy and advocacy work, please contact:

Stephanie Brooks, Policy Director
Maureen Maxwell, Senior Manager, Federal Policy and Communications
Alice Steiner, Senior Manager, Policy and Advocacy
Liz Tansey, CKF Project Manager
Shoshana Preuss, CKF Policy Analyst
Cassidy Christopher, Policy & Payment Reform Analyst
Grace Trautman, Communications Coordinator