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Adams County Health Alliance

Funding Source(s):

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.

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Western Pipeline Award Program Office (WPAPO): 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). PCORI contracted with five nonprofit organizations to serve as Pipeline Award Program Offices that will support the initiative nationwide and provide awardees with technical assistance and guidance. Four of the program offices will provide regional support:
  • Eastern states: Health Resources in Action, Boston
  • Midwestern states: Michigan Public Health Institute, Lansing
  • Southern states: Georgia Health Policy Center, Atlanta
  • Western states: Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment, Denver
In addition, the National Network of Public Health Institutes in Washington, DC, will serve as a national program office, assisting with projects that extend beyond a single region. The five organizations all have public health, healthcare, or research familiarity as well as experience in research capacity-building and award management. By supporting and managing the efforts of Pipeline to Proposal awardees in their regions, the Pipeline Award Program Offices advance the development of partnerships leading to teams ready and able to propose and conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). Specifically, the Pipeline Award Program Offices:
  • Assist awardees in developing communities, creating infrastructure and strategic planning
  • Assist awardees in reporting their progress and PCORI in its progress evaluations
  • Share lessons learned and collaboratively problem-solve as the projects progress
  • Expand PCOR across the country by tapping into their regional knowledge and networks of organizations experienced in local, regional, and national health advocacy.

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Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL)


The Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership (RIHEL) is the CDC founded regional leadership institute for Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. RIHEL provides leadership training and other professional development experiences for the public health workforce. With over 800 graduates of its flagship Advanced Leadership Training Program, RIHEL is also an association of vibrant, forward-looking professionals dedicated to the health and environment of our region.

For additional information please visit the RIHEL website.

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Annual Report and Budget

Annual Reports:

Please visit the links below for our latest annual reports:
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report


  • The CFPHE Board of Directors approves the operating budget on a yearly basis.
  • Our operating budget is available upon request.
  • Each project and program maintains individual budgets, which are monitored and maintained by CFPHE staff in partnership with the projects.
In 2014, the CFPHE provided fiscal and administrative services totaling over $2.0 million dollars. To see our current and past projects, please click here.

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We are pleased to make all of our completed audits readily available to the public. CFPHE completes two specific audits each year-common 501c3 Audit and A-133 Compliance Audit. If you would like earlier audits, please contact us directly if you would like previous years.

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Contact Information:

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