1. The Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) is the unified voice for Colorado’s 17 Community Health Centers (CHCs) and their patients.
2. CCHN was founded in 1982, and they have made significant strides in ensuring that Colorado’s low income residents have access to affordable, high quality, primary health care.
3. CCHN monitors, analyzes, and influences legislative and regulatory policies that impact CHCs and their patients. They advocate for policies that will increase access to health care for the medically underserved, including recipients of Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and those who are uninsured or underinsured.
4. CHCs provide a health care home to more than 600,000 of their community members, one in 10 people in Colorado, from 57 of the state’s 64 counties. Since 2011, Colorado CHCs provided more than 1.9 million medical, dental, and mental health visits.
5. CCHN is committed to 1) educating policy makers and stakeholders about the unique needs of CHCs and their patients, 2) providing resources to ensure that CHCs are strong organizations, and 3) supporting CHCs in maintaining the highest quality care.