Working with the Colorado Health Institute means you have a partner with the deep expertise and implementational know-how to advance health equity and well-being for all Coloradans. We simplify the complex, provide context, and help you advance equitable policies that make a difference.
Reasons to Choose CHI
- Nimbleness. Our size and structure let us quickly respond to our clients’ needs. We’re big enough to provide your project with the analytical brainpower it needs, yet not so big that internal bureaucracy gets in the way. You’ll be the priority for the CHI team on your project. As a private nonprofit, we are free from the strictures that often bind academic institutes. And as a policy-focused organization, we understand that policymakers need information quickly, and they have to act when information is imperfect. This kind of pressure and ambiguity can be paralyzing, but we thrive on it.
- Local knowledge. We’ve been doing this for more than 20 years. We understand Medicaid, behavioral health, and health systems in Colorado, and we know the people who must be at the table to get things done. We’ve worked on the ground not just in Denver and Colorado Springs, but Greeley, Craig, Grand Junction, Alamosa, Towaoc, and points between.
- Honest work toward equity. We choose to do work that advances the cause of equity. As a policy-focused organization, we are committed to tearing down discriminatory structures and building up systems that promote health for all while righting wrongs of the past and present. We strive to make our work accessible to all, regardless of ability or language preference.
- You’re going to like working with us. CHIers bring a cheerful, can-do spirit to their work. We approach our clients with empathy, seeking to understand their goals and the barriers in their way. Most importantly, the quality of our work will make your project shine. Our dozens of repeat customers over the years can attest to this.