Youth Healthcare Alliance

A nonprofit organization

$10,173 raised by 48 donors

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Please support Colorado's network of 70 existing and emerging school-based clinics who work hard everyday to care for Colorado's children, including their physical, mental, and dental health care. Youth Healthcare Alliance is a small team, yet we provide high-quality services for our members.


Youth Healthcare Alliance elevates school-based clinics across the state by engaging us in trainings, funding opportunities, and information sharing across programs/partners. For Every Child Pediatrics, they have listened to how we operate and in what areas we need support. The Youth Healthcare Alliance team have spearheaded funding proposals to create more capacity for our team and allow us to focus on serving our patients. Youth Healthcare Alliance advocates for school-based clinics at the state and federal level, especially in a time when we need it the most, to ensure we can continue to keep students healthy and ready to learn.
-Ashley Coram, Program Manager, Every Child Pediatrics

What a lifesaver! As I was a new executive director of a nonprofit with school-based clinics last year, Youth Healthcare Alliance leadership and staff were invaluable. They provided information, guidance and connections to other school-based clinic nonprofits. They answered my questions, offered cohort learning opportunities and kept me and others appraised of the complex decisions happening at the Capitol. All amazing support for our success and the services we provide to our kiddos.
-Whitney Connor, Executive Director, Kids First Health Care

Giving Activity


Optimize health and academic achievement among young people through access to quality, integrated healthcare in schools.

Background Statement

Children in Colorado experience profound disparities in health and education depending on their socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, and geographic location. The impact of poverty and other social determinants of health are manifested in poor health and educational outcomes. Youth Healthcare Alliance was established in 1996 as Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care to address these issues by supporting a statewide network of school-based clinics. We renamed the organization to Youth Healthcare Alliance in 2023 to elevate our messaging and profile.

School-based clinics place critically needed services like medical, behavioral, and sometimes dental and vision care, directly in schools where young people spend most of their time, maximizing their opportunity to learn and grow. If a child lacks access to care, school-based clinics can serve as an affordable and accessible primary medical home. With school-based clinics' convenient location in schools, factors such as transportation, parent availability, and missed appointments are greatly reduced. These programs not only lead to better educational outcomes, but also reduce inequities in health care outcomes.

Youth Healthcare Alliance supports 70 existing school-based clinics in Colorado (as well as up and coming ones) through policy development and advocacy, training and technical assistance, and facilitation of quality improvement projects. School-based clinics rely on Youth Healthcare Alliance to facilitate grant funding, provide guidance, and act as the umbrella for school-based clinic communities and personnel creating cohesion and stronger collaborations.

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455 Sherman St, Suite 468
Denver, CO 80203


455 Sherman St Suite 468
Denver, CO 80203

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Denver County, CO, US



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