Regional Health Connector

Regional Health Connectors improve health in Colorado by connecting the systems that keep us healthy - including primary care, public health, social services, and other community resources.

Meet Our Regional Health Connectors

Susan Garrett

Region 4: El Paso and Teller Counties

Educate providers on trauma and stress and its relationship to SDoH. Support the screening of patients, specifically for food insecurity, because it's an essential part of a comprehensive approach for addressing obesity. Identify appropriate resources such as National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) to improve health outcomes in HSR 4.

Key Partners: CTC, PIAC, CCAHEC, RAE in the region,  El Paso County Public Health, El Paso Dept of Human Services, CDPHE, UCHEALTH, Peak Vista, UCCS, Community Health Partnership, Colorado Springs Food Rescue, Catholic Charities, local YMCA’s, Homeward Pikes Peak Region.


Region 17: Park County

Connect stakeholders and appropriate local resources that address social determinants of health that prevent people from accessing care to ensure continued access and sustainability of local health care services

Key Partners: Colorado Community Health Alliance (Regional Accountable Entity-RAE), Park County Public Health, Rocky Mountain Rural Health, and local private behavioral health providers

Dane Hall

Regions 16 & 17: Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties


Support the development of an area network of transgender-competent healthcare and behavioral health providers to further health equity

Develop strategies to reduce substance use and the harms associated with substance use through participation in community coalitions and work groups

Build on previous RHC work in Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties by monitoring and sustaining the development of the Idaho Springs healthcare and social services clinic.

What does a Regional Health Connector do?

Connects primary care with community-based behavioral health and social services.

Develops a local priority project to advance community health.

Partners with clinical quality improvement teams to help practices prepare for new models of care and reach their goals.

Recommends reliable resources to improve health outcomes.

For more information and to contact RHCs from different regions click here.