The North Colorado Health Alliance is a public and private joint venture dedicated to treating community health as a single complex phenomenon. On an ongoing basis, the Alliance serves as an incubator of best practices, and convenes community partners to stimulate innovation, integration, and a greater understanding of medical and non-medical factors contributing to community health. The Alliance engages in strategic health planning and innovative management to create health care neighborhoods for all individuals living in the northern regions of Colorado, with a special focus on the underserved.
Our community joint venture has been built upon the four pillars of: access to care, workforce and organizational development, integrating infrastructure, and accountability. All Alliance partners and agencies participating in the community health campaign—Make TODAY Count!–are leaders in promoting greater community understanding of the complex of factors that contribute to the health of the community. Our ongoing integration of health and other community services is the outcome of this widening understanding of health as a single puzzle with many interlocking and equally indispensable pieces.
The North Colorado Health Alliance, through our partner organizations, improves the health of the communities we serve.
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The North Colorado Health Alliance, through our partner organizations, improves the health of the communities we serve by-
•Integrating the four main domains (physical, dental, behavioral, and social) of personal health.
•Collecting and analyzing data about the processes of care and health outcomes of the populations served by our member organizations and using this data in planning new, expanded, improved or realigned services.
•Improving the quality of care delivered by our member organizations through the use of automated point of care clinical guidelines, the application of best practices in the management of chronic diseases, the promotion of preventive care, and the monitoring of health status and outcomes.
•Achieving economies of scale to assist our member organizations in implementing, sustaining, expanding or upgrading these practice automation tools and processes.
•Developing sustainable funding sources to support health care services and working with patients and providers to control the cost of health care.
•Maintaining a current inventory of community health assets.
•Periodically conducting community health needs assessments to guide system improvements and expansion.
•Stimulating innovation and integration while serving as an incubator of best practices.