Colorado’s Safety Net Celebrate Corps Community Day and Primary Health Care

October 11, 2013, health professionals, Community Health Centers (CHCs), partners and students celebrated National Primary Care Week and Corps Community Day.  Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN), Community Health Association of the Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS), National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC), and Colorado Rural Health Center hosted a local Corps Community Day Connection and Awards Ceremony event on Oct. 11, 2013.  The purpose of our Corps Community Connection and Awards ceremony was to celebrate the clinicians who have promoted the importance of primary health care by working in clinics in rural and underserved communities in Colorado.

Mission-driven: Eighteen CHCs and the safety net provide primary health care for one million people in Colorado. CHCs care for lower income people in many of Colorado’s communities. It is known beyond a doubt that CHCs are doing something incredibly important, and CHC staff, patients and partners see the impact made every single day.

The future of health care: CHCs are on the forefront of outcomes-based medicine in a setting that is digitized, integrated and forward-looking.

Meaningful workplaces: CHCs are rewarding, collaborative, innovative places to work. There is something energizing about being part of team doing important work in a creative environment.

Colorado CHCs:

  • Employ health care professionals with a mission to provide comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to low-income working families.
  • Provide a health care home to more than 600,000 of their community members – one in 10 people in the state.
  • Participate in innovative quality improvement programs to build health care homes, improve childhood immunization rates, control diabetes and hypertension, ensure women’s health improvement, and better the public health of Colorado communities.
  • Employ more than 3,800 Coloradans in high need communities across the state.

To read the press release on how CHCs, safety net clinics, and the Health Service Corps help meet the needs of Colorado’s underserved go to:

For more information about the 18 CHCs in Colorado, visit CCHN’s webpage.

Are you interested in working at a CHC, please view the most recent job postings listed below and visit the CHAMPS job board to view more postings!

Job ID Job Title Organization
1601 Operations Coordinator Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN), Denver, CO
1602 Registered Nurse Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO
1277 Family Practice Non-OB Physician (MD, DO) Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., Canon City, CO
1330 Family Practice Physician – OB Experience Required Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., La Junta, CO
1599 Family Practice/Internal Medicine Physician – OB Experience Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., Alamosa, CO
1600 Family Practice Non-OB Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., Alamosa, CO
1532 Chief Medical Officer Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO
1595 Case Manager/Housing Specialist Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO
1594 Care Manager Plains Medical Center, Strasburg, CO
1592 Clinical Case Manager, Phase One Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO
1591 Education and Advocacy Coordinator Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, CO
1590 Family Practice Physician Plains Medical Center, Strasburg, CO
1587 Director of Public Health Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Routt & Moffat Counties, CO



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