Eastern Plains Health Care Consortium

Dates: 2016-2017

State: Colorado

Client(s): Eastern Plains Health Care Consortium

Service: Health Care & Public Health Planning

Technical Expertise: Community Health Coalitions, Primary Care, Rural Health

The Eastern Plains Health Care Consortium (EPHC) includes five hospitals all located on the eastern plains of Colorado. The hospitals have agreed to pursue working more closely together in a variety of potential areas in order to improve health care for residents of Colorado’s eastern plains while enhancing sustainability for their individual organizations.

To advance their efforts, EPHC has applied to Caring for Colorado, a Colorado-based health care foundation, for funding support. JSI is helping EPHC support the Consortium with their organizational development and planning.

JSI's work plan is divided into two phases. For phase 1, the focus of the activities is to facilitate the development of a strategic plan for EPHC; determine priorities; and design the implementation of activities to achieve the priorities. Then for phase 2, the focus of our activities will be to determine the most appropriate organizational structure for EPHC to carry out its activities.