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.

Pipeline Award Program Office (PAPO) West: Patient Centered Outcomes and Research

Funding Source:

Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute (PCORI)


PCORI was authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as a non-profit, nongovernmental organization and is charged with helping patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers make better-informed health decisions by “advancing the quality and relevance of evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”

PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards (also called Pipeline Awards), a progressive, three-tiered funding approach, aims to accelerate research proposal submission and dissemination and to develop a nationwide foundation of patients, stakeholders, and researchers equipped and eager to participate in patient-centered outcomes research.

Because PCORI has a limited headquarters workforce, the operational, programmatic, and fiscal duties associated with Tier I Pipeline Awards was awarded to CFPHE because of our significant research capacity building and award management experience (e.g., grant and contract award administration).

Current Projects

Think About It!




Think About It Colorado is a public awareness campaign designed to spark a statewide conversation about patient safety and to drive reform in this critical area. The campaign, which has brought together a coalition of dedicated and knowledgeable leaders from the patient advocacy, health care and business communities, asks Coloradans to "Imagine a Safer and Healthier Colorado" because that's the first step towards making it a reality. Think About It Colorado's mission is to promote statewide awareness of patient safety concerns and opportunities and to engage consumers and health providers in fostering a culture of patient safety.

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