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Administrative Partnership

CFPHE often serves the administrative arm of projects that aim to make investments in a quicker, more meaningful, and realistic way for communities. CFPHE has a very strong, yet simple, contracting process. CFPHE practices have been reviewed by federal, state, and independent organizations and has received standard to exceptional ratings on fiscal management of funds. CFPHE is often used as the applicant organization for HRSA, NIH and CDC for various projects.

  • Record keeping and reporting of project finances, including cash receipts and disbursements.
  • Accounting of all funding streams, including class based system that allows for monitoring of multiple funding sources. This includes tracking of any restricted funds.
  • Monthly balance sheets, income statements and general ledger reporting.
  • Technical assistance in developing budgets and monitoring cash flow.
  • Tax filings and reporting with the IRS, as part of CFPHE filing.
  • Project is incorporated into CFPHE audits, including A133 compliance audits.
  • Financial reporting and billing for cost reimbursable grants.
  • Administration of property, liability and other insurance as needed.
  • Acknowledgement to donors of tax-deductible donations.

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Infrastructure

CFPHE has a strong history of administrative knowledge and capacity. Since 2008, CFPHE has administered over $10 million in funds from federal, state, and private resources.

  • Administration of all independent and vendor contracts.
  • Employment by CFPHE, when feasible and necessary, paid from project funds.
  • Payroll and tax accounting for project staff.
  • Office Space access, including meeting space, storage, internet, printing, etc

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Small Grants

CFPHE provides small grants up to $2500 for projects that match our purposes. Community participation is most important.

Purposes for which we may consider small grants include:

  • Mobilizing community and public resources in the interest of the health and well being of the residents of Colorado;
  • Protecting and improving Colorado’s environment;
  • Preventing disease, disability and premature death, including prevention and elimination of the contributing environmental causes;
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of policies and individual lifestyles to maintain and improve personal health and the environment.

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Partnership Development and Consultation

We are ready to help you solve many problems associated with starting, maintaining and monitoring diverse public health and environmental projects.

CFPHE is grounded in a multi-sector approach, bringing together government, academia, community organizations, and businesses, among others, to build innovative partnerships. CFPHE has strong history in development and sustaining coalitions and teams to implement a wide variety of public health projects. CFPHE is a neutral party that can be used to convene broad partnerships and stakeholders to deal with difficult topics or negotiations. CFPHE can participate in and provide leadership and/or participation to any team created.

  • Assistance and consultation on budgeting, finance, and grant writing.
  • Access to Colorado Nonprofit Association and other public health related associations for training, development and other needs.
  • Access to a Professional Board of Directors who are business, public health and environmental health leaders both locally and nationally.

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Gaining Ground

Funding Source(s):

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

Description:

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.

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Farm to School Task Force

Funding Source(s):

  • The Colorado Health Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes

Description:

The Colorado Farm to School Task Force to create a statewide implementation of farm to school; thereby bringing healthy, fresh, local food to students in K-12 to improve the nutrition of school food and health of Colorado students. The FTS Task Force has identified specific gaps that the Task Force and its staff will address in order for farm to school to flourish in Colorado.

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CREA Results Partnership

Funding Source:

Susan G. Komen Colorado AARP

Description:

This is a public private partnership, with projects funded through a variety of mechanisms primarily for the collection and disbursement of funds related to activities related to community outreach, education, navigation and research by CREA Results and their promotores de salud team in Colorado. The overall project goal is to recruit, train and employ Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers (who are members of the community fluent in and sensitive to the Latino language and culture) as a bridge between providers of health care services and the community. These Promotores de Salud will then provide culturally responsive breast health education [already approved by Susan G. Komen for the Cure] to underserved populations and reduce barriers to screening through behavior modification, self-empowerment and call to action.

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Colorado Prevention Alliance (CPA)

Funding Source(s)

  • Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Programs
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment

Description:

Formed in 2011, The Colorado Prevention Alliance’s goal is to form a partnership among Colorado health plans, public health entities, businesses and other stakeholders to work collaboratively on disease prevention issues and leverage resources to support collaborative endeavors. The CPA addresses a wide spectrum of prevention efforts; the direction will be determined by its stakeholders to ensure relevance, buy-in and active engagement. To promote informed decision-making and prioritization, the CPA will use a review of the National Business Coalition on Health’s evalu8 Request for Information and HEDIS data set results for Colorado health plans.

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Aurora Health Access

Funding Source(s):

The Colorado Health Foundation

Description:

Aurora Health Access was initiated in January 2010 after a grassroots effort convened a series of community conversations about health to identify challenges and opportunities. AHA is a coalition of residents, leaders, providers and community agencies committed to transforming the health care system in Aurora. We are valued as an unprecedented table where key health and community leaders are coming together to talk about solutions like never before. We are a catalyst for change in the community. www.aurorahealthaccess.org

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CFPHE

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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