Established in 1993, the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE) is a 501(c)(3) corporation that enhances the health and safety of the people through its mission of partnering with people and organizations to develop and manage projects to improve the public’s health and the environment in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. CFPHE’s line of business consists of three major programs: Administrative Partnership, Leadership Training and Community Engagement.

CFPHE is often chosen as a partner because our mission closely aligns with those of public and private public health initiatives, and CFPHE has experience working with communities.

CFPHE partners with public, private and nonprofit organizations and unincorporated organizations and collaborations to create meaningful public and environmental health projects for Colorado and throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Our Vision:

All Coloradans have the opportunity to be healthy and live in a healthy environment.

Our Mission:

The Colorado Foundation for Pubilc Health and the Environment works with people and organizations to develop and manage projects to protect and improve the public's health and the environment in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Adams County Health Alliance

In Kind Private

Since April 2013, members of the Adams County Health Alliance have convened for a series of discussions regarding the status of health care in Adams County. These key stakeholders are committed to achieving increased access to quality health care and improved health outcomes in the community by establishing partnerships and identifying collaborative strategies.

The mission of the Adams County Health Alliance is to improve health outcomes for Adams County residents by creating an affordable, quality and accessible health care system through collaborative partnerships of health and community organizations.
Key Areas of Work:
Based on the collective needs and assets of alliance members, the Adams County Health Alliance focuses its work on the following priority areas:
Access and Care Coordination
Engaging Hard to Reach Populations
Integrated Behavioral, Oral and Physical Health
Serving the Remaining Uninsured/Undocumented Patients

Current Projects

Colorado Clinical Translation and Science Institute (Community Engagement Core)

Funding Source:

National Institute of Health via Colorado Clinical Translational Science Institute (CCTSI); The CCTSI Community Engagement Core is supported by NIH/NCRR Colorado CTSI Grant Number UL1 RR025780.


The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is a collaborative enterprise between University of Colorado Denver, University of Colorado at Boulder, six affiliated hospitals and health care organizations, and multiple community organizations with a goal to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into improved patient care and public health. The CCTSI was created in 2008 with funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Community Engagement is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of clinical and translational research. Accordingly, the Community Engagement (CE) Core of the CCTSI endeavors to transform the existing community research infrastructure using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles while building capacity in our community-academic partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to reduce health disparities in the Rocky Mountain Region through targeted investments in community translational research, followed by wider dissemination of successful practices. A dynamic Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) guides the work of the CE Core while facilitating bidirectional exchange between communities and academic programs. The CE Core has engaged 20 existing community-academic partnerships in the PACT, which encompasses more than 4 million community members, including rural, minority and underserved populations.

Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment - 1385 South Colorado Blvd, Suite A622 - Denver, CO 80222 - Contact Us - 303-910-4682