CHP is transforming community health and wellbeing in the Pikes Peak region by disrupting the ways we solve complex issues such as homelessness, behavioral health, suicide prevention, and LGBTQ+ health. We don’t attempt to solve health equity issues through direct services. Instead, we leverage collective action to create community change. We set up collaborative governance structures that bring together diverse groups of people, representing organizations and communities, to change the conditions that hold a problem in place. This collective community power builds movements, restructures systems, and leads to better health outcomes for our region. By creating an environment of belonging, cultivating shared purpose, and facilitating a process of inclusive, dynamic problem-solving, CHP acts as the conduit for the exchange of ideas, experience, energy, and resources that are necessary for true transformation.
We work jointly with others across sectors and boundaries to address health issues more effectively; we leverage existing resources as we build new ones.
We invest in new ways to address immediate needs, incubate ideas, and create systems change. We listen, think, act, and share what we learn.
We engage in bold conversations about health that lead to enhanced resources and intelligent policies and actions to help people thrive.
We believe people make healthier choices when they have access to healthier options – barriers, not impairments, debilitate people. We remove barriers to better health, meet people where they are, and treat people with dignity regardless of their circumstances.
We believe health is local, and it is our responsibility to promote good health in our community. Good health manifests in body, mind and spirit; in creativity and community prosperity.