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Collaborative Models of Primary Care: Case Studies in Colorado Innovation

A look at a number of primary care clinics in Colorado using pioneering models of health care focusing on integration and collaboration.
Date last upated: October 1, 2010

As an extension of work completed for the Collaborative Scopes of Care Study, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) studied primary care clinics that used interdisciplinary collaborative models to provide health care services. Clinics run or staffed by physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) or certified nurse midwives (CNMs) were interviewed for the study.

Case studies include: ClinicaTepeyac, a community-based clinic in Denver founded in 1995 by members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; Summit Community Care, which was started in 1993 as a one-night-a-week walk-in clinic designed to provide uninsured, low-income residents of the resort community of Frisco with limited primary health care; St. Anthony’s Certified Nurse Midwife Practice in Denver; Centennial Family Health Center in Ordway; Doctors Care in Littleton; and Metro Community Provider Network of Denver.