CHES Partners

Practice Innovation Program Colorado coordinates the Colorado Health Extension System (CHES), which convenes numerous Practice Transformation Organizations across the state for the purpose of achieving better population health, lower costs, and an improved experience of care for patients, families and the healthcare team. Our CHES partner organizations deploy Regional Health Connectors (RHCs) in communities and match Practice Facilitators (PFs) and Clinical Health Information Technology Advisors (CHITAs) into practices. Together, we guide learning networks that spread best practices and connect participants to local, state, and national transformation resources.

CHES is a successful collaboration of individuals and organizations that share a passion for helping practices and communities improve their health. You can find out more about CHES partners by clicking on their names below, exploring their practice transformation projects in the Advancement Opportunities Catalog, or emailing us at


Partner Practice Transformation Organizations

Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program
The Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP) is devoted to assisting practices and clinics statewide to provide comprehensive, cost-effective, coordinated, quality health care for all children in Colorado. CCHAP has 10 years of experience in all aspects of practice transformation, practice management, quality improvement, integration of behavioral health, population health, using  data to improve  health outcomes, and the implementation of care coordination in  pediatric and family practices and clinics statewide. CCHAP has developed learning communities for care coordination and integrated behavioral health for children.

Colorado Community Health Alliance 
Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) is here to help our contracted practices succeed as part of the Medicaid Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) Program and develop medical homes for Medicaid members in Region 6—Boulder, Broomfield, Jefferson, Clear Creek, and Gilpin County. CCHA currently supports 114,000 patients and 700 primary care providers. Our goal is to bring quality care to the Medicaid population in Region 6 while helping control the costs of care for Colorado. CCHA offers various resources to help connect and egage both patients and providers in the health care progress. We strive daily to achieve the Triple Aim of improving population health, enhacing patient experience with care received, adn reducing or controlling the per capita cost of care.

Colorado Community Health Network
The Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) is the unified voice for Colorado’s 19 Community – Health Centers (CHCs) and their patients. CHCs provide a healthcare home to more than 650,000 of their community members – one in eight people in Colorado – from 60 of the state’s 64 counties. Without CHCs, hundreds of thoughts of Colorado’s low-income families and individuals would have no regular source of healthcare. CCHN’s mission is to increase access to high-quality healthcare for people in need in Colorado.

Colorado Health Neighborhood
Colorado Health Neighborhoods (CHN) is a network of more than 2,800 independent and employed physicians, along with other health professionals, dedicated to developing a clinically integrated network that delivers optimal health care value to consumers. CHN is creating a system that promotes proactive coordination among providers to produce demonstrably improved health outcomes at an affordable cost in a more convenient, service-orientated setting. Leveraging a partnership with Centura Health, the region’s largest healthcare leader, CHN has the resources to deliver on its vision for the future of healthcare.

Colorado Rural Health Center
The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is Colorado’s nonprofit Office of Rural Health. The CHRC works with federal, state and local partners to offer services and resources to rural healthcare providers, facilities and communicates. We have a diverse and inclusive statewide constituency of over 3,5000 people and organizations. Our mission is to enhance healthcare services in the state by providing information, education, linkages, tools and energy toward addressing rural health issues. Our vision is to improve healthcare services available in rural communication to ensure that all rural Coloradans have access to comprehensive, affordable, high-quality healthcare.

CORHIO is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization working in partnership with thousands of healthcare providers to revolutionize the way medical professionals use digital health records. CORHIO’s advanced health information exchange (HIE) technology provides instant access to information that saves lives, streamlines care coordination, reduces costs, and improves clinical outcomes for millions of people. Through its Transformation Support Services group, CORHIO provides services to physician offices, medical clinics and small hospitals that need assistance with electronic health record (EHR) system selection and adoption, EHR Incentive Programs and Meaningful Use, medical home recognition and clinical quality reporting.

Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) is an integrated delivery services system serving the city and county of Denver since 1980. The DHHA community health system collaboration consists of a primary care network of “medical homes” situated with a larger “medical neighborhood” connected organizationally and virtually. Denver Health’s Community Health Services (CHS) is the second oldest and largest community health center program in the United States. In its 49-year history, CHS as expanded into a network of eight community health centers, two urgent care centers and 16 school-based health clinics serving one of five residents in the City and County of Denver. CHS served more than 130,00 individuals in 2014.

HealthTeamWorks® is a nonprofit, multi- stakeholder collaborative working to redesign the healthcare delivery system and promote integrated communities of care, using evidence- based medicine and innovative systems. Our goals are to optimize health, improve quality and safety, reduce costs and improve the care experience for patients and their healthcare teams.

High Plains Research Network
The High Plains Research Network (HPRN) is a practice based research network that consists of rural primary care practices, hospitals, health care facilities, and communities located in eastern rural Colorado.  HPRN is committed to providing excellent rural health care by translating the best scientific evidence into everyday clinical practice.

HPRN is part of the SNOCAP family of practice-based research networks. As such, we conduct research and quality improvement programs that reflect the social setting of primary care practice, including practice organization, patient population, and the community.

Integrated Physician Network
iPN is a physician led IPA (Independent Physician Association) with 275 providers across 20 practices primarily located in and around the Denver metro area. Our mission is to improve the health of our patients by creating a sustainable, clinically integrated network of independent primary care, specialty care, and hospital service providers. Using a common electronic medical record, an evidence-based quality improvement program and primary source data, community providers will deliver safer, more efficient and more effective care, across the continuum of care, and demonstrate the value their service brings to their patients and healthcare system. In addition, iPN’s vision is to promote the workplace vitality for physicians, providers, and their healthcare teams.

John Snow Inc. (JSI)
John Snow, Inc.(JSI)®  combines an in depth knowledge of health care systems with extensive expertise in public health to improve the health of individuals and communities. JSI has more than 30 years of ex perience assisting organizations with all aspects of health care transformation from conducting and analyzing community, system, and practice assessments; developing tailored implementation plans; providing the training and technical assistance needed to make strategic and sustained change; to monitoring and evaluating outcomes. JSI consultants include physicians, strategists, coaches, practice leaders, researchers, evaluators, and quality and process improvement specialists. Our knowledge and experience of models for success include team-based care, behavioral and oral health integration into primary care, payment reform, medical and neighborhood homes, accountable care organizations, and Lean among others. We take pride in our ability to engage, mobilize, and build capacity in diverse stakeholder groups to achieve common goals.

Physician Health Partners
Denver-based Physician Health Partners (PHP) is an integrated team of physicians and health care professional committed to supporting effective patient care throughout the healthcare continuum. Founded in 1996, PHP collaborates with more than 300 primary care providers, both physicians and mid-level providers, and approximately 600 specialists in the Denver metro area who share the goal of providing the right care, at the right time and in the right setting. Because we were formed and are still led by physicians, we strive to support and enhance the primary care physician’s role in coordinating care for over 340,000 patients. We provide innovative tools and programs to help drive quality outcomes and more cost-effective healthcare to their patients.

Quality Health Network
Founded in 2004, Quality Health Network (QHN) is a not-for-profit community partnership dedicated to healthcare quality improvement. QHN serves the western region of Colorado by providing for the secure exchange of health information between authorized medical providers as a health information exchange (HIE). QHN offers a wide range of products and services designed to help healthcare and providers with health information technology adoption, practice transformation activities, and the innovative use of information for improved patient outcomes and costs savings for all. For more than a decade QHN has been recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in HIE.

Rocky Mountain Health Plans - Practice Transformation Team
The Practice Transformation Team at Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) partners with primary care practices located on the Western half of the State of Colorado to develop a community of advanced primary care practices by fostering quality improvement at the practice level between physicians and patients with a focus on team-based, patient-centered primary care. A state-of-the-art practice transformation approach is integrated into the medical neighborhood through the implementation of care management and care coordination processes and engagement of both primary and specialty practices

SCL Health PSO LLC is a wholly owned entity within SCL Health. We work diligently to stay at the forefront of the health care industry, leading our peers in pursuing new and better ways of providing quality, person-centered health care. SCL Health and our Care Sites aspire to lead the health care industry in delivering compassionate, quality care effectively and strategically.

Telligen Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization
The Telligen QIN-QIO, in collaboration with CMS, supports the National Quality Strategy of better care, better health for people and communities and affordable care through improvements. Teams work side-by-side with providers in all settings of care on quality- improvement initiatives, while pooling resources and common elements to best serve beneficiaries, families, caregivers and providers.

Our Approach: We provide communities with technical assistance, convening learning and action networks for sharing best practices, and collecting and analyzing data for improvement. We align statewide partners and ongoing initiatives to create efficiencies and maximize momentum.

TMF Health Quality Institute
TMF offers over 45 years of experience in helping more than 22,000 practice teams and healthcare providers improve care for their patients. Through our work, we have supported tens of thousands of clinicians, physician practices and other providers in Colorado and across the United States in quality improvement and practice transformation efforts.

Our team includes experts in change management, data-driven improvement, team-based care, access, population health management, behavioral health integration, care management, care coordination and patient and caregiver engagement.  Our staff includes certified professionals in health care quality, Lean Six Sigma black and green belts, and clinical and practice management professionals.

University of Colorado Colleges of Nursing - Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Univeristy of Colorado is home to two Colleges of Nursing - the Univesrity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing and the University of Colorado Colorado Spring Beth El Collge of Nursing and Health Sciences. They offer an expert consulting team that provides practice improvemetn support for independent nurse practitioner-led clinical practices. Consultation services include practice management, health information systems, business management, managed care, quality improvement, care coordination, team care models, and process improvement utilizing rapid methods. Faculty consultants provide nurse practitioners nationally recognized support for improvement in practice management resulting in improved delivery of health services.

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