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We’re a local nonprofit health plan that has been transforming the health care landscape in Colorado for more than 25 years. As the sole organization in Colorado connecting members to care across various health services, including Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), physical and behavioral health, and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), we stand out. We prioritize the total health of our members and the communities we all live in, not just with traditional health care, but through our health plan and the Colorado Access Foundation.

When we look at health care in Colorado, we envision healthy communities equitably transformed by the care people want at a price we can all afford. We ensure Coloradans face fewer barriers to good health to get the quality care everyone deserves, including lower costs, better care, and improved population health.

Our integrated health care model convenes our members with community partners and health providers to coordinate support in the best possible way, and we are constantly evolving to meet their continuous needs. By aligning our priorities and efforts and having open communication, we can make the most significant impact on the community’s health.

We’re guided by our core values, earning the trust of our members through collaboration with our community. Our provider network ensures compassionate care and attention for the people we serve. We are forward-thinking, seeking ways to transform health care with innovative approaches and proven solutions that exceed expectations and create an excellent experience for our members, partners, and employees. We share and apply lessons we learn to continuously improve and grow.

We value diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. We promote a culture where our employees are appreciated, accepted, and connected to our mission. We will lead and inspire others who share in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and together, we will create healthy communities and achieve health equity.

We’re caring for you and your health.

Colorado Access Caring Heart Award Nomination Form

This award is to recognize a Health First Colorado member who embodies the dedication to their community, advocating for the health care system, and Health First Colorado members at large.

Announcing the Relaunch of the Community Giving Program

We are excited to announce the relaunch of the Community Giving Program! Over the past four years, Colorado Access has had the honor of supporting innovative programs developed by our community partners who are working to address the social determinants of health (SDoH), also called health related social needs (HRSNs), and improve health equity and outcomes for our members. Between 2020 and 2023, Colorado Access distributed over $19.6 million in community investments to support this essential work.

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The Encounter Rate Program: Where Patient & Provider Needs Meet

Integrated care has become an almost necessary part of contemporary primary care and is an evidence-based method of addressing whole-person care in the primary care space.



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Colorado Access Foundation

As the official foundation of Colorado Access, we are committed to our vision for Colorado to be a place where all can achieve their fullest potential for health.

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Member Advisory Council (MAC)

Our Member Advisory Council give members a voice in our projects. Family members and caregivers can also be a part of the council. Council members come from different communities and areas. The useful insight they give helps us serve our members better.

Regional Program Improvement Advisory Committee (PIAC)

The purpose of these committees is to engage a broad range of local stakeholders in high-level strategy within the topics of physical and behavioral health. These committees provide guidance and make recommendations to Colorado Access on how to improve health, access, cost, and member and provider satisfaction within the regions we serve.