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Colorado Regional Health Connectors

Regional Health Connectors (RHCs) are a new workforce dedicated to improving the coordination of local services to advance health.
May 10, 2023

What is a Regional Health Connector (RHC)?

  • A resident of the community who works full-time to improve the coordination of systems that keep us healthy.
  • Builds and strengthens networks of primary care, public health, human services, and community organizations working to improve health.
  • Selected and hired by community-based health organizations throughout the state.


What does an RHC do?

  • Connects primary care with community-based behavioral health and social services.
  • Develops three unique projects to advance community health.
  • Partners with clinical quality improvement teams to help practices prepare for new models of care and reach their goals.
  • Recommends reliable resources to improve health outcomes.


How does an RHC work with you?

  • Connects you with partners interested in reaching similar goals.
  • Engages you in developing and measuring projects that address what keeps us healthy in and outside the doctor's office.
  • Identifies innovative action steps for your practice or organization.


How can you meet your RHC?

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The Project described is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS -1G1-14-001 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Funding administered by the Trailhead Institute for the Program is from the University of Colorado through the ENSW project that is funded under grant number 1R18HS023904-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Regional Health Connectors Research


Building Partnerships: The Regional Health Connectors' Impact on Colorado

Survey Shows RHCs Have Strengthened Networks to Promote Health



Bringing Together Clinics and Communities

Regional Health Connectors in Colorado



Food for Thought: It Takes A Village

Examining Colorado’s Health Connector Workforce