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Stride Community Health Center

STRIDE is a 501(c) (3) Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) with a 30-year history of providing health-related services in a community-based setting. Services include primary medical care, oral health, behavioral health, health education, wrap around services, and pharmacy services.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Metro Community Provider Network Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
Stride Community Health Center
Former Name(s)
()MCPN
Acronym
STRIDE CHC
Date Established
1989
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit
Tax ID
74-2477108
Addresses
Headquarters Address
3701 S Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
303-761-1977
Fax Number
303-761-2787
Other Phone Number
303-360-MCPN(6276)
Web/Email
Email
stride@stridechc.org
Website
www.stridechc.org
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Mission Statement

STRIDE Community Health Center (STRIDE) is a nonprofit organization and has integrated health services to the underserved since 1989. STRIDE's mission is to partner with the community to provide excellent, culturally sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual. Our vision is to see individuals empowered to live the lives they want through personalized, compassionate health care.

Organization History

From a single clinic in 1989, STRIDE has grown into a large, integrated health care delivery system providing primary medical care, oral health, and behavioral health services. STRIDE offers a broad range of wrap around services and supports for pregnant women, adolescents, homeless individuals, patients with HIV, and Refugees. STRIDE addresses the need for affordable and accessible integrated care among low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations residing outside the city and county of Denver. STRIDE operates 18 community-based health centers, including two School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in Jefferson County and a mobile dental van that provides oral health services to school-age children. The target population for the organizations' service delivery is those individuals living below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) within STRIDE's 5-county service area. In FY2018, STRIDE provided healthcare and related services to 50,377 individuals.

All 18 STRIDE health center locations are currently recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.(AAAHC). MCPN's service area encompasses Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, and Park Counties and the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Edgewater, Englewood, Lakewood, Parker, and Wheat Ridge.

STRIDE specifically focuses on providing linkages to care at shelters, motels, food pantries, and other areas where the homeless congregate, to serve as a bridge to much-needed primary medical care, dental care, and behavioral health services. To help deepen the community collaborations around behavioral health services, STRIDE has four co-located health centers with community mental health center partners in the 5-county service area. These efforts will support heightened linkages to primary care for those patients with chronic behavioral health issues, including opioid use disorders.

Testimonials

Dear Community Partners and Supporters,

My name is Ben Wiederholt and I am the President and CEO of STRIDE Community Health Center, formerly Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN). Attached you will find our 2017 annual report, which highlights our growth as an organization. Before we dive into the highlights from the previous year, I first wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a little more about myself and why I've chosen to pursue this exciting opportunity with STRIDE.

I have an unusual combination of graduate degrees in Theology and Healthcare Administration and I am a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. My entry into healthcare began in the field of mission integration, where I had responsibilities for departments like community health improvement, spiritual care, volunteers, transitional and post-acute care, and service excellence. After ten years of mission leadership, I transitioned into operations and I most recently served at Centura Health as St. Anthony Hospital's Director of Ambulatory Operations. On the personal side, family life keeps me busy as my wife Jess and I have seven children- three by birth and four by adoption from Ethiopia and Uganda. I also enjoy almost any athletic competition, both as an observer and practitioner.

The reason I pursued this opportunity at STRIDE is captured in a single word: IMPACT. I believe we have the greatest impact on individual and community health when we find ourselves at the intersection of people's life circumstances and the extent to which their well being allows them to pursue the life they desire to live. At STRIDE, we have the privilege to share that space with our patients everyday. We need new solutions to address the multiple ailments of our healthcare delivery system. I am convinced that STRIDE is well positioned to lead with our unique care delivery model, and our proven ability to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

I look forward to working with community partners like you to advance our mission on behalf of the people in our community that are counting on us.

Sincerely,

Ben Wiederholt
MCPN President and CEO

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