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Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment

Innovative. Active. Engaged. We work with people and organizations to develop and manage projects and programs to improve the public’s health and the environment in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

EST. 1993

Projects receive fiscal and administrative services, which allow the individuals who are implementing these projects to gain access to funding opportunities and other resources that are available to 501(c)(3) organizations. These are just a few of our projects:

Colorado Public Health Training Center Tobacco use in Disadvantaged Populations

“ “… government cannot assure population health alone; other sectors and parties have an interest and a civic role to help create the conditions that make health possible.” ”

Institute of Medicine, The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century (2002), p.22.

2011 Board of Directors & Staff Kathy Irene Kennedy, DrPH, MA, President Director, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership

Colorado Prevention Alliance Building Public Will To Achieve Access to Health

Liane Heggy, PhD, JD, LLM, Vice President Corporate Attorney, Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, LLC

Get Smart Colorado Early Childhood Obesity

The CFPHE staff and 12-member Board of Directors are made up of public and environmental health professionals as well as community leaders, small business owners, consultants and a representitive from the Coloradao state legislature.

Rocky Mountain Public Health Education Consortium

CCTSI Community Engagement Encrucijada: Sin Salud No Hay Nada

What We Do

Study to Explore Early Development (SEED)

Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC LIVE Initiative)

Thomas S. Dunlap, MPH, REHS President, Dunlap Environmental Consulting, Inc; Private Environmental Consultant Donald Hoagland, LLB, Emeritus Advisor Attorney

Regional Institute for Health & Environmental Leadership (RIHEL): RIHEL creates and delivers professional development opportunities for the public health/environmental health workforce in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.


Jeanne Nicholson, MS RN State Senator; Public Health Consultant Thomas M. Vernon, MD Chairman of the Board and Board Member, National Center for Healthy Housing; Board Member, Edna Kynett Foundation, Philadelphia, PA


Constance ("Tance") M. Walker, JD Safety and Environmental Consultant

Colorado Cancer Coalition (CCC): The CCC is a unique gathering of organizations and individuals dedicated to achieving increased prevention, research, early detection and improved treatment of cancer for all Coloradans.


Martha King, MPA, MSW, Secretary National Conference of State Legislators

Catherine Benavidez Clayton, MS, RN, NP Nurse Practitioner; Private Consultant, Health Disparities and Administration



Melvin E. Bush, CIC, Treasurer President, Insurance Design and Placement, Inc

Tim Byers, MD, MPH Associate Dean, Colorado School of Public Health; Director, Center for Public Health Practice

Programs receive fiscal and administrative services as well as strategic involvement from CFPHE. These programs hold stable places in Colorado’s public health landscape and rely on CFPHE to provide long-term resources and support. We have two core programs:

Una Boca Saludable

John Muth, MD, MPH, FACPM, Vice Treasurer Public Health Consultant, Retired County Health Officer

Staff Sara E. Miller, MPA Executive Director Susan Perrigo Finance Director


Assets & Liabilities

Fiscal & Administrative Services We manage funding and accounting details of projects for a very small overhead charge.

Cash and cash equivalents unrestricted

We navigate the online grants process with federal agencies through our membership with and help to identify funding opportunities through the Colorado Bids process.

Consultation We help agencies overcome the challenges associated with starting, maintaining and monitoring diverse public health and environmental projects.

2011 Revenue: $3,207,969 36%



68% Program Services




2011 $



8,807 Deferred contract revenue


Cash and cash equivalents - board designated for projects/ programs


Cash and cash equivalents temporarily restricted


Contracts receivable


Grants receivable


Board designated for projects/programs


Prepaid expenses


Temporarily restricted


Total assets $

2011 Expenses: $2,767,411 Project Services

Accounts Payable board designated for projects/programs


Grant Filing Assistance






Net Assets Unrestricted


2011 $

Total net $ assets




2011 Total Liabilities & Net Assets: $2,294,826

2011 Contributers AARP American Legacy Foundation Bette Kamlet Bonnie Botham Brent Eley Foundation C.M. Walker & M.B. Fontenot Carl Anderson Carla King & Associates Celebrating Pink, LLC Children's Brain Tumor Foundation Colorado Environmental Health Association Colorado Health Foundation Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Consortium for Older Adult Wellness COPIC Medical Foundation Creston J Walker Foundation Daniel Carpio Dani's Foundation Deborah & Christopher Ward Debra Thomas & Brenda Handy Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade Committtee Dolores A. Martinez Ellyn or Mark Matthews

EnCana Cares (USA) Foundation Encana Oil & Gas Exempla Healthcare HealthONE Heather Enos Heroes Forever Holland & Hart James & Louanne Dale James Dale Jennifer L. Madson Jill A. Hunsaker Joan Ellen Eden John Vertovec & Joanne Meyers-Vertovec Joseph W. or Virginia A. Forney Just-In-Time Neuroblastoma Foundation Kathy Kennedy Kaiser Permanente Community Health Fund Karla Flook Katherine Underhill Kyle O'Connell Foundation Lane Drager Lawerence & Cheryl Volmert Levinson & Associates Lisa Silva-Derou

Make A Wish Foundation Marc Jr. Foundation Martha Tenney & Ken Malcolm Massage Works Healing Center McKaila J. Steffes Foundation Michael Morris Morgan Adams Foundation Mountain View Surgical Associates MYLIFELINE.ORG Native American Cancer Research NAME.COM, LLC Natascha-Sabtina E.A. Palmer One More Look Penrose/St. Francis Health Services Pepsi Center/Dick's Sporting Goods Park Porter Adventist Hospital Raymond Wentz Foundation Red Rocks Cancer Center Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc. Running Guru Sara and Thom Miller San Juan Basin HD Shannon & Mark McMillan

Smoky Hill High School Sports Charities, Inc. State of Colorado Tax Check Off Program Steven Arnold Suman S. Morarka Surgical Specialists of Colorado Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Denver Susan Gelbart T.J. & S.M. Bell Tanner Seebaum Foundation Teen With A Dream The Gabby Krause Foundation There With Care Thomas & Lisa Butts Thomas Evans & Dorothy Wieck Timothy Downing Timothy M. Elliott Tracy Gehr University of Colorado University Physicians, Inc. WAPIYAPI Wendy Newman Walter Benson Vernon Wynn

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