The Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service (CHORDS) is a unique regional network of health care, public health, and behavioral health partners that used electronic health record data to identify health trends and support public health evaluation and monitoring efforts.

June 3, 2024


Public health and health care experts conceived and created this groundbreaking tool in 2011 to provide location-based information on population health measures in the metro Denver area. CHORDS expanded to Larimer and Weld counties in 2018.

CHORDS aggregated medical and behavioral health data from 14 contributing providers. CHORDS partners shared their learnings to inform future work. Links to additional CHORDS resources including governance documents, publications, and presentations featuring CHORDS data are posted below. 

CHORDS is no longer providing updated data. Please contact Nina Bastian with questions.

Clinical and Community Data Initiative (CODI) at CHORDS

Members of the CHORDS network are participating in the Clinical Community Data Initiative (CODI@CHORDS). This project integrates multi-sector data from pediatric care and weight management programs based in clinical and community settings to understand the impact of strategies to prevent and treat childhood obesity. The following publications provide more information about CODI@CHORDS:

This work is ongoing through 2024. Please contact Nina Bastian for more information. 

CHORDS Partners

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinica Family Health, Clinica Tepeyac, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Colorado Community Managed Care Network (CCMCN), Contexture (formerly CORHIO), Denver Health, Girls on the Run, High Plains Community Health Center, Hunger Free Colorado, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Mental Health Partners, Metro Denver Partnership for Health, North Colorado Health Alliance, STRIDE Community Health Center, Salud Family Health Centers, University of Colorado Denver Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), WellPower (formerly Mental Health Center of Denver)

CHORDS Governance Documents

Governance Plan 3.0 

Publications and Presentations