- Adult Immunizations
- Alcohol and Substance Use (SBIRT)
- Appropriate Use of Antibiotics for ARI
- Childhood Obesity
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke Prevention
- Diabetes in Adult Patients
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hepatitis B and C
- Motivational Interviewing
- Pediatric Immunizations
- Preconception & Interconception Care
- Tobacco Cessation and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Members and Partners
Apply online to become part of the important work that CCGC is doing to improve healthcare in Colorado.
The Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC) is a unique non-profit coalition of health plans, physicians, hospitals, employers, government agencies, quality improvement organizations, and other entities working together to reduce fragmentation, and implement systems and processes, using evidence-based clinical guidelines, to improve healthcare in Colorado.
2010 Membership Meetings
CCGC Membership Meetings will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Founders Board Room at COPIC, located at 7351 Lowry Boulevard (the corner of 1st and Quebec), according to the dates listed below. When you arrive, please check-in at the front desk for security purposes. Lunch will be provided.
Based on the response from our membership survey we sent out in late 2007, we have reduced the meeting schedule to 3 meetings with e-mailed updates inbetween meetings.
CCGC is still in need of lunch sponsors for the meetings. Please contact us at (720) 297-1681 if your organization is interested. These sponsorships allow us to put more dollars toward our programs and mission. Lunch sponsors receive recognition at the meeting and on our website. Thanks so much for your consideration!
Click on a Member or Partner below for a brief summary, link to their website, and contact information.
- American Cancer Society
- American College of Physicians
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
- American Institute of Healthcare
- American Lung Association of Colorado
- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
- Area Health Education Centers
- Boulder Valley IPA
- Care Solutions, Inc.
- Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- CIGNA Corporation
- Coalition of the Medically Underserved
- Colorado Academy of Family Physicians
- Colorado Access
- Colorado Association of Health Plans
- Colorado Asthma Coalition
- Colorado Business Group on Health
- Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians
- Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition
- Colorado Community Health Network
- Colorado Community Managed Care Network
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Colorado Family Practice Residency Directors
- Colorado Foundation for Medical Care
- Colorado Immunization Information System
- Colorado Medical Society
- Colorado Prevention Center
- Colorado Rural Health Center
- Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine
- Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
- COPIC Insurance Company
- Denver Health and Hospital Authority Managed Care
- Department of Healthcare Policy and Finance
- Eastern Colorado Health Care System (Denver VA Medical Center)
- Enigami Systems, Inc.
- Exempla Healthcare and Exempla Physicians
- Goddard Associates
- Great-West Healthcare
- Haxtun Hospital District
- HealthONE, LLC
- HMS Colorado, Inc. (Sloans Lake Preferred Health Network & MMA)
- Kaiser Permanente
- MedSouth, IPA
- Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
- Memorial Hospital of Colorado Springs
- New West Physicians
- Physicians Health Partners
- Red Rocks Community College – Physician Assistant Program
- Rocky Mountain Health Plans
- San Luis Valley HMO
- The Children’s Hospital
- United Healthcare of Colorado
- University Physicians, Inc
- University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Thanks to all of our individual members, not listed above, who also greatly contribute to the work of CCGC. CCGC continues to seek new members and partnerships. If you are interested in helping to forward our mission, please contact us.
The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
Phone: (720) 855-1102 x7007
Associate Director of Community Programs
Phone: (720) 855-1102 x701
The American Lung Association is committed to preventing lung disease and promoting lung health through education, research, and advocacy. We offer practical help to people living with asthma, emphysema and other lung diseases. We also confront lung disease at the root level, educating kids about the dangers of smoking, pushing for more smoke-free workplaces and even working to reduce air pollution. For more information about the American Lung Association, the nation's oldest voluntary health organization, visit our national Web site.
5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, #203A
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: (303) 388-4327
Fax: (303) 377-1102
CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries serve millions of people worldwide through medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision benefits, and group life, accident and disability insurance. Employers look to us for the expertise, services and tools that help improve their employees' health, well-being and security. We're proud to be the only health plan in Colorado to be recognized as the leader in clinical quality, member service and provider satisfaction.
Kathy Gies, RN, MSN
AVP, Quality Management
3900 E. Mexico Ave., Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: (303) 782-1503
Fax: (866) 870-0109
The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is the indispensable organization to make Colorado the healthiest place to live and the most successful state to practice family medicine. The mission of the CAFP is to help Family Physicians thrive so that together we can create a healthier Colorado.
Director of Meetings and Conferences
2224 S. Fraser St. Unit 1
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 696-6655 ext. 15
Fax: (303) 696-7224
Colorado Access is dedicated to the operation of a competitive health plan designed to improve access to needed healthcare directly for enrolled members, and indirectly through its partners, to all underserved Coloradans with an emphasis upon primary care and the maintenance of the continuum of care.
Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development
Phone: (720) 744-5100
The members of the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies (CAFMR) are the residency directors of each of the nine family medicine residencies. The Chair and Director of Graduate Medical Education at the Department of Family Medicine and the Medical Director at the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation are non-voting members of CAFMR. In effect, CAFMR brings together and formally unifies the State’s leadership in academic family medicine. CAFMR works in tandem with the Commission on Family Medicine to fulfill its legislative mandate and funds all of its programs and administrative functions. CAFMR is a private, not-for-profit corporation structured as a professional organization. The principal, distinguishing feature between the two organizations is that CAFMR focuses on collaboration around the administrative and programmatic elements that make up family medicine residency training.
Antonio Prado-Gutierrez, MPH, MA
Dept of Fam Med-UCDHSC
AO1 L15, Mail Stop 496
P.O. Box 6511
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-9734
Fax: (303) 724-9752
The Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP) is an association of health companies providing health care benefits to over 3 million Coloradans. CAHP supports the growth and development of health plans in their efforts to provide access to high-quality, cost-effective health care coverage to the citizens of Colorado.
Colorado Business Group on Health (CBGH) is a non-profit coalition representing large purchasers of one of your most important benefits: healthcare services. By working together, we can assure that consumers have the best possible information on healthcare quality. Purchasing healthcare is more than a matter of price. Activities include: Health Matters, a report card that compares Colorado health plans and provides much more help; Information conferences; Monthly meetings; and initiatives promoting quality in healthcare.
200 South Sheridan Blvd. #105
Denver, CO 80226
Phone: (303) 922-0939
Founded in 1970, the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) has grown to be one of the most experienced and respected medical quality improvement organizations (QIOs) in the United States. CFMC, the official QIO for the state of Colorado since 1974, offers a variety of interrelated services to help its clients contain health care costs, improve quality of care, and assure that health care dollars are spent on medically necessary and appropriate services. The company's clients in the public and private sectors include the Medicaid and Medicare programs, hospitals, managed care organizations, insurance companies, academic institutions, and other QIOs. For information about our governmental services, visit the Health Care Consumers and Health Care Providers areas.
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care
23 Inverness Way East, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112-5708
Phone: (303) 695-3300
Fax: (303) 695-3350
The Colorado Medical Society is the largest organization of physicians in Colorado. This membership organization, comprised of physicians, residents and medical students, was founded in 1871 to promote the art and science of medicine and to improve public health.
Colorado Medical Society
7351 E. Lowry Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230
Phone: (720) 859-1001
Toll Free: (800) 654-5653
Fax: (720) 859-7509
Link to all staff e-mails: http://www.cms.org/CMSInfo/staffEmail.html
The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is an independent, non-profit, membership-based organization that serves as Colorado’s State Office of Rural Health. It is a diverse mix of people, programs, and places interested in Colorado's rural healthcare. CRHC offers programs and services to ensure that rural communities have access to quality healthcare services. The Colorado Rural Health Center strives to enhance healthcare services in Colorado by providing information, education, linkages, tools and energy toward addressing rural healthcare issues.
Colorado Rural Health Center
225 East 16th Ave., Suite 1050
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 832-7493
Toll Free: (800) 851-6782
Fax: (303) 832-7496
The state statutes creating the Commission on Family Medicine (COFM) in 1977 (25-1-901 through 25-1-904, CRS) call for all of Colorado’s family medicine residencies to voluntarily work together with the citizens of the state to address issues in both family medicine training and Colorado’s health care. A key focus of the Commission is to meet the need of rural and urban underserved communities for family physicians. Nationally, the Commission is a unique organization. In addition to the directors of the training programs, members of the Commission include Governor-appointed citizens from each of the State’s seven congressional districts as representatives of health care consumers, the Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a representative of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians.
The nine Colorado family medicine residencies and their location are listed below. Their sponsoring hospitals are noted in parenthesis, if not indicated in the title of the programs.
- Exempla Saint Joseph Family Medicine Residency—Denver
- Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency (Poudre Valley Hospital)—Ft. Collins
- North Colorado Family Medicine Residency—Greeley
- Rose Family Medicine Residency—Denver
- Saint Anthony Family Medicine Residency—Denver and Westminister
- Saint Mary’s Family Medicine Residency—Grand Junction
- Southern Colorado Family Medicine Residency (St Mary Corwin)—Pueblo
- Swedish Family Medicine Residency—Littleton
- University Family Medicine Residency (University Hospital and Denver Health)—Denver
Antonio Prado-Gutierrez, MPH, MA
Dept of Fam Med-UCDHSC
AO1 L15, Mail Stop 496
P.O. Box 6511
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-9734
Fax: (303) 724-9752
COPIC Companies comprises three business units. COPIC Insurance provides medical professional liability insurance to approximately 7,000 physicians and more than 100 hospitals and health care facilities in Colorado and Nebraska. COPIC Financial is an insurance brokerage and consulting firm providing financial services and advice in the areas of employee benefits, property/casualty coverage, worker’s compensation, long-term care coverage, life and disability insurance, practice valuation, and investment and retirement planning. COPIC Medical Foundation provides grants to organizations focused on health and health care. Together, COPIC Companies' purpose is to allow the health care community to devote the greatest possible proportion of its resources to patient care.
Communications Manager, Corporate Marketing and Communications
Phone: (720) 858-6067
Toll Free: (800) 421-1834 Ext. 6067
Fax: (720) 858-6005
Enigami Systems is a small Health Information Technology company located in Denver, Colorado. We are a team, many with national recognition in various fields (IT, HIT, psychometrics, technical writing, clinical psychology, state level governmental operations, consumer advovacy, medical IT system conversions, finance, utilization review, quality assurance, case management, and business development ), as have our strategic partners.
Board members and advisors also include Cynthia Sample Ph.D., former Manager of the Southern Arkansas University business incubator (for business' ranging from $100,000 to $5,000,000) and William Graf for legal advice on capital development decisions. Mr. Graf is a member of the First Judicial District and Colorado (and Texas) Bar Associations and is a principal of Brant, Stevens, and Graf, LLC, of Lakewood, Colorado. John Cole, also advises with business acumen and historical IT development, he was the eleventh employee of EDS.
Our company is represented, and advised by, the nationally acclaimed law firm of Fairfield and Woods, P.C. and IP/patent rights are cared for by Townsend and Townsend and Crew, L.L.P. Townsend et al is the leading patent law prosecution firm in the United States. Fairfield and Woods, P.C. handle available stock options.
Clifton D. Croan, MA, LPC, DAPA
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (720) 272-6149
Great-West Healthcare, a division of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, is a national employee benefits provider with expertise in self-funding and health care management solutions. Nationally, the division operates a health care network that includes more than 4,275 hospitals and 578,000 providers and provides health care coverage to 2.2 million people.
Pierre Malek, M.D.
Regional Medical Director
Phone: (303) 305-0797
MedSouth is a physician governed, professionally managed community of physicians in South Denver that serves and represents its member physicians and their patients. MedSouth's managed-care philosophy - "strength through organization" - is best demonstrated through its collective negotiating strategy, which secures strategic alliances for clinical and financial success. Our service assures quality, cost effective care for patients, while providing fair reimbursement for our physicians.
Lennis Dempewolf, Administrator
6855 S. Havana Suite 320
Centennial, CO 80112
Phone: (720) 873-7337
Fax: (720) 873-7338
The mission of New West Physicians is to improve the physical, mental and spiritual health of the communities we serve through an integrated, primary care-owned and managed health care delivery system. New West Physicians is a primary care group practice and medical management company consisting of forty-nine physicians and eight mid-level practitioners practicing and thirteen office locations throughout the Denver metro area, serving approximately 150,000 registered patients. New West Physicians was incorporated in 1994. The organization is comprised of two companies- New West Physicians, P.C., which employs the physicians; and New West Management Services, Inc. which performs the administrative and management services for the organization. Both companies are for-profit entities which are owned and governed by the participating physicians. To provide the most comprehensive and best possible care to our patients, New West has aligned with over 500 of our specialist colleagues. A collaborative relationship between the Primary Care Physician and Specialist allow for continuity of care across the continuum to meet all of our patients’ healthcare needs.
New West Physicians Management Services Office
1707 Cole Blvd., Ste. 250
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: (303) 763-4900
Fax: (303) 763-5495
Rocky Mountain Health Plans is a Colorado-based, not-for-profit health plan. Founded in 1974, we offer a wide range of medical benefit options, including PPO, HMO, and Health Savings Account-eligible plans. We take the initiative to improve the lives of our Members and the health of our communities. By offering innovative health plans and providing excellence in service and care for our Members, we stay true to our traditions of putting people before profits and honoring the rights of physicians and patients in medical decision-making.
David Herr, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
2775 Crossroads Boulevard
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970) 244-7760
Toll-free: (800) 843-0719
For questions and additional information about Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative's Members and Partners, please contact the CCGC office at (720) 297-1681.