Welcome to the Patient Navigator, Colorado Community Health Worker & Promotor de Salud Alliance


The Alliance promotes policies, programs, and partnerships that: reduce and eliminate barriers to quality health care both within health systems and the community; reduce disparities in health outcomes; and foster ongoing health equity. The Alliance believes that every Coloradan has an equal opportunity to obtain healthcare that personally addresses their medical, mental, emotional, social determinants, and spiritual health needs. 


Summer Alliance Meeting - Thursday, July 27, 11am - 1pm


Funding Potential

Anthem BCBS Colorado is seeking services of Community Health Worker (CHW), Patient Navigators (PN) and/or Social Workers (SW) for a High Needs High Cost (HNHC) member pilot program in which the CHW/PN/SW program vendor will receive referrals from Anthem BCBS Care Management and/or from the attributed PCP/EPHC group. It is desired that the contracted vendor will provide telephonic out-reach in addition to hospital and home visits for assessment, engagement and follow up. Additional documentation of critical strategies and outcomes in compliance with a standard anthem report format on a Monthly/quarterly basis. The goal of the pilot is to determine if integration of CHW/PN/SW into the care management team will decrease ER utilization, decrease inpatient hospitalizations, decrease readmissions, lower lengths of hospital stays and increase primary care connectivity. Other expectations include but are not limited to collaboration with Anthem’s Care Management team and the member’s primary care physician on findings and care plan development, determination of and removal of social determinants to health. It is also expected the vendor will participate in monthly and quarterly clinical panel discussion with Anthem Care Management and Provider Practice groups participating in the pilot project. Join us July 27 11a-1p to hear more about this opportunity with Dr Elizabeth Kraft and Susan Bumpas presenting. 

Fall Alliance Meeting tentative October - Pueblo - exact date TBD


Thank you to Krista Beckwith, Sharon Adams, Kristin Paulson, Janet Steinkamp, Greta Klinger and Charlie Smith for your time in serving on the Steering Committee.  A special thank you to Krystal Morwood and Sarony Young as two of the longest serving and founding members of the Alliance, thank you for your commitment and continued support of the work.

2017 SC Members

Name Institution Focus
Andrea (Andi) Dwyer Colorado School of Public Health Statewide
Beth Neuhalfen Denver Health Medical Center Denver
Michael Sanchez Denver Health Patient Navigator Denver
Fernando Pineda Crea Results Northwestern Denver Metro
Amy Gallagher Mind Spring Health

Western Slope Colorado

Pat Uris Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Statewide
Linda Burhanssipanov Native American Cancer Initiatives National Tribal
Chris Armijo Facilitator


Sophia Alires Metro Community Provider Network Metro Denver
Christy Dodd Oral Health Colorado Statewide
Michelle East Pueblo Community Health Center Pueblo
Nick Flattery CPC Community Health Statewide
Elizabeth Jaenicke Denver Health & Hospital Authority Denver
Erin Mooney Cultivado Commerce City Area
Sally Ryman Grand Network County Rural Health Grand County
Rebecca Speer Denver Health & Hospital Authority  Denver



We are always looking for new members and partners so please contact us if you would like to be a part of this community alliance.

To become an Alliance member please go to this link and let us know you are interested in participating -

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford

For this version of the Charter, please share your Comments and thoughts (see attached Charter)
Attachments - PN CHW PdS Alliance Charter


PN CHW PdS Alliance CHARTER with EDITS 072717.pdf468.09 KB