Gaining Ground

Funding Source(s):

  • National Network of Public Health Institutes
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


This project is to create increased momentum and system-level support to help Colorado local public health agencies learn about and engage in quality improvement efforts, as well as prepare for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. This is a collaborative project involving the following system-level public health partners:
  • Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment (CFPHE): Sara Miller, Executive Director
  • Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO): Lisa VanRaemdonck, Executive Director; Sarah Lampe, Project Manager and representative local public health directors
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE): Joni Reynolds, Health Programs Director and Kathleen Mathews, Office of Planning and Partnerships Director
  • Colorado Health Institute (CHI): Michele Lueck, Executive Director and Sara Schmitt, Director of Community Health Policy
  • Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA): Erica Chavez, President-Elect
  • Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH)
  • Center for Public Health Practice: Tim Byers, Director and CSPH Associate Dean and Janna West-Kowalski, Educational Outreach Coordinator
  • Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center: Julie Marshall, Director and CSPH Professor
  • Colorado Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (COPHPBRN): Lisa VanRaemdonck, Co-Director; Julie Marshall, Co-Director; Sarah Lampe, Project Manager

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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