Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Program
CRHC provides federal funding through the Rural Hospital Flexibility program to administer the CAH Program. Eligible hospitals may convert and receive cost-based Medicare reimbursement.
Emergency Preparedness & Response
The Colorado Rural Health Center works with a diverse group of emergency services agencies, providing resources, funding, and equipment to rural health facilities.
Performance Improvement & Enhancement (PIE) Program
PIE is a comprehensive set of programs and tools designed to improve internal processes and clinical outcomes for rural clinics, leading to higher quality patient care. One such program, Improving Performance in Practice (IPIP) is offered to rural clinics by CRHC.
Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program
CRHC provides a variety of resources to the Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) of Colorado by providing various workshops, the Annual RHC Forum, and RHC Web Site, among others.
CRHC's Technology for Healthcare Excellence (THE) Consortium provides facilities with access to trusted resources to assist them with their journey to assess, adopt, and implement Health Information Technology (HIT) solutions.
Colorado Provider Recruitment (CPR) Program
CPR focuses on expanding the primary care workforce throughout Colorado's rural and urban underserved healthcare communities. CPR offers recruitment and retention services to healthcare providers and employers by connecting providers, who are passionate in serving safety-net patients, with their perfect Colorado home.
Scholarships and Loan Repayment
Medical school and other healthcare training programs pose large amounts of debt on healthcare professionals. Scholarships and loan repayment programs help to ease this burden. CRHC offers scholarship and loan repayment matching funds programs for providers working in rural areas of Colorado. Additionally, partner organizations administer programs that benefit providers working in rural and urban underserved areas.
Colorado Resource for Emergency And Trauma Education (CREATE)
CRHC administers this grant program for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, which provides funding for education and training for emergency medical and trauma services.
Colorado Rural Health Advocacy Coalition (CoRHAC)
CoRHAC has brought together five organizations to develop a structure and voice for the rural healthcare needs of Colorado.
Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Program (CRHCGP)
CRHC administers a grant program for the Colorado Rural Health Council, which awards a minimum of $1 million per year to remedy deficiencies in access to healthcare for rural and underserved Coloradans.
A Colorado-grown community giving fund, Community Shares has worked for 23 years to broaden charitable choice in workplace giving campaigns.
Grants: Research, Opportunities & Writing (GROW) Program
As part of CRHC’s continuing commitment to safeguard and expand rural healthcare, we launched a new program to provide grant writing resources to individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.
Policy & Advocacy
CRHC advocates on behalf of the healthcare needs of rural Colorado, tracking, analyzing, and influencing legislation and regulatory issues that will impact the state’s rural communities.
CRHC sets aside a portion of its revenues as seed money for projects that enhance healthcare services in Colorado. Rural members can apply for these grants of up to $1,200.