Metro Denver Partnership for Health

A Collective Effort to Improve Health for Three Million Coloradans

The Metro Denver Partnership for Health (MDPH) is a partnership of key stakeholders committed to improving health in metro Denver through regional collaboration and action. 

MDPH serves the seven-county Denver metro area, including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties. MDPH partners include the area’s local public health agencies (LPHAs), health systems, and Regional Accountable Entities. MDPH also works alongside regional leaders in human services, behavioral health, environment, philanthropy, local government, education, and other areas to achieve its goals of promoting health and well-being across the region. CHI is the administrative, coordinative, and fiscal hub for MDPH. 

MDPH’s work impacts over three million Coloradans — 60% of the state’s population — who live in this region.

MDPH’s Work

MDPH’s collaborative efforts include cross-department work groups in the following areas:

Health Equity 

Cultivate cross-sector collaboration, and innovate and advocate for equitable practices within MDPH and through our communities.


Address inequitable outcomes of vaccine preventable diseases by promoting immunizations through community-based ambassador organizations. (Read the Immunization Ambassador Program overview and final report in English and in Spanish.)

Behavioral Health 

Reduce stigma associated with mental health among priority populations by partnering with community organizations to increase their capacity to promote anti-stigma messages within their communities. (Read the Mental Health Community Ambassador Program’s overview and final report in English and in Spanish.)

Connected Community of Care 

Advance whole-person and whole-family well-being by coordinating resources and services across health care, human service, and community-based providers

Climate Change 

Advance public health planning and response to climate change, with an emphasis on adaptation.

Healthy Eating Active Living 

Address health inequities and unhealthy childhood weight experienced by children and communities of color through the Healthy Beverage Partnership.

Early Childhood 

Support maternal and child health initiatives, including prevention programming and collaboration with other regional efforts.


The Colorado Health Institute has worked with the Metro Denver Partnership for Health since 2014 as a convener, facilitator and strategic advisor. Please contact Nicole Weber for more information about MDPH.



Let's Talk Colorado logo

MDPH launched Let's Talk Colorado, a campaign focused on mental health and reducing stigma, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, when mental health challenges became more common. 

Let's Talk Colorado / Hablemos Colorado
Request for Proposal

Resources for New Members

2023 Overview

The who, what, how, and why of MDPH.

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Orientation Video 

Video of the 2023 orientation session.

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Slides from the Spring 2023 orientation.

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Explore More Work from the Partnership

A collection of reports offering guidance for keeping children healthy, running vaccination campaigns, and identifying priority populations

A connected community provides whole-person and whole-family care through cross-sector relationships, shared best practices, and coordinated technology. 

Current Partners

Local Public Health Agencies

Adams County Health Department, Arapahoe County Public Health, Boulder County Public Health, Broomfield County Public Health and Environment, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, Jefferson County Public Health, Douglas County Health Department, and Public Health Institute at Denver Health

Regional Accountable Entities

Colorado Access and Colorado Community Health Alliance

Health Systems

AdventHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CommonSpirit Health, Denver Health, HealthONE, Kaiser Permanente, National Jewish Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and UCHealth