Center for Health Progress

At Center for Health Progress, we believe our health care system should work for all Coloradans. So, we bring people together to ensure factors like race, income, and ZIP code don't determine a person's access to care or opportunity to live a healthy life. When we uncover commonsense solutions to these complex challenges, we get closer to ensuring our health care system works for everyone. Because when our neighbors are healthy, our communities prosper, and Colorado is stronger.

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Official Name
Center for Health Progress​​​​​​​
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(2017)Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
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P.O. Box 18877
Denver, CO 80218
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Mission Statement

We create opportunities and eliminate barriers to health equity for Coloradans.

Organization History

Center for Health Progress, formerly known as the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, was founded in 1997 by the Colorado Medical Society. In 2017, we changed our name to better reflect our mission and commitment to action and collaboration; however, our core values remain the same. Since our founding, Center for Health Progress has been a home for those who are passionate about and dedicated to creating justice and equity in our health care system.

For all that have been a part of our work and share our vision for a healthier state, thank you-we invite you to continue the journey with us until we reach our shared vision of a healthier, more equitable Colorado.


"It was so beneficial for Center for Health Progress to directly connect us to the state legislators who represent our constituents at the State Capitol. Having direct access...enabled us to have productive and informative in-person brainstorming discussions." - Norma Portnoy, Executive Director, Kids First Health Care

"Differences of opinion [within the EMS/Fire stakeholder community] have prevented a framework from being established. Center for Health Progress became actively involved, and through their efforts, they were able to obtain a level of agreement on how to move forward." - Norris Croom, Deputy Chief of Operations, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department

"The Mile High Health Alliance was born out of dreams to improve the health of all who live in Denver. The conversations among the group were deep and meaningful. Staff from Center for Health Progress were expert in facilitating the group to move toward the creation of the alliance." Dr. Carl Clark, President and CEO, Mental Health Center of Denver

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