Peer Mentored Care Collaborative (PMCC)

Our Mission

The PMCC aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing overall costs. The PMCC model is one where:

  1. Patients have improved access to specialty care and fewer unnecessary visits
  2. Primary care partners receive timely input and expertise to help them practice top of scope and provide more comprehensive care locally
  3. Specialists receive clear, template-driven clinical questions and related documentation that provides more efficient referrals
  4. Through data we can begin to anticipate and identify health trends in local communities, share and exchange vital resources and best practices, shape patterns of care to assure high quality care that costs less and keeps the patient and the local provider at the core of care delivery


John "Fred" Thomas, PhD
Executive Director

PMCCThe Office of Peer Mentored Care Collaborative consists of two innovative and highly regarded programs, ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Colorado and Project CORE (Coordinating Optimal Referral Experiences). With the combination of these models, primary care providers from across the State of Colorado are offered new tools to partner with their colleagues and the Anschutz Medical Campus to build a virtual patient-centered medical neighborhood that improves bi-directional communication, reduces the potential for fragmented care, promotes enhanced cooperation and coordination and, ultimately improves access to specialty care for patients and families in their communities.

The PMCC aims to leverage partnerships with stakeholders across the state of Colorado to meet rural providers where they are both in preference and technologic sophistication with the goal of improving each domain of the quadruple aim: increasing access to care, reducing costs and unnecessary care, improving patient outcomes and improving patient and provider satisfaction with care. 

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Call 303-724-3895