The Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) is a collaboration that was formed in 2010 between Centura Health, Physician Health Partners, and Primary Physician Partners to focus their combined expertise and efforts on improving the quality, efficiency and delivery of health care for Coloradans.
As the designated Regional Care Collaborative Organization (RCCO) for Colorado Medicaid Region 6, CCHA guides care and improve outcomes for Medicaid members living in Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties.
In her role as the Executive Director of CCHA, Elizabeth is responsible for development and implementation of new and on-going strategies that guide care coordination, community partnerships and practice transformation efforts to optimize success in Colorado’s Medicaid program.
Previously, Elizabeth led the Program Innovations team for Colorado Medicaid. She and her team served as the experts on health care policy innovations and health care delivery system transformation. During her tenure at Colorado Medicaid, Elizabeth guided the Department in implementing all aspects of Colorado’s Medicaid reform, including initiatives to strengthen primary care and care coordination, integrate services, align systems of care, promote innovative payment reforms and accountability.
Prior to moving to Colorado, Elizabeth served as the Senior Associate Director for Policy at the American Hospital Association in Washington, DC. Elizabeth provided advocacy and policy support for the passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, among other health care policy issues. Elizabeth is originally from Arizona and began her career at the Arizona State Legislature. Later she served as the legislative liaison for the state’s Medicaid agency and as the lobbyist for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. Elizabeth holds a Master of Public Administration degree. She now lives in Colorado, where she enjoys skiing, hiking and mountain music festivals.