Building on the Past to Design our Future
As the Colorado Health Institute celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2022, we are reflecting on our impact over the past two decades and are grateful for the investments Colorado’s health policy community has made with us.
The timeline below features highlights from CHI’s history, starting with our founding by farsighted organizations that understood the need for an independent health research institute. Year by year, CHI has evolved from a small hub for data and analysis, to an incubator of important organizations such as Connect for Health Colorado, to a strategic consultant and convener for innovative efforts to improve health and health equity.
In 2021, CHI focused on responding to the impacts of the pandemic, addressing the social determinants of health, and providing research, analysis, and insight to drive health and health equity work across the state.
Moving forward, we are drawing from our lessons learned to achieve our mission of improving health for all Coloradans by integrating systems of care, supporting behavioral health, and adapting to a changing climate. We are invigorated by this work and the possibilities that our third decade holds.
We look forward to building on 20 years of expertise and our trusted partnership with Colorado’s health community as we design new ways of improving the health and lives of people in our state.