Colorado Team-Based Care Emerging Leaders Program

State: Colorado

Client(s): Colorado Health Foundation

Technical Expertise: Health Care Reform


To accelerate the development of talented primary care staff to positively impact their practice organizations and serve as spokespeople and exemplars for others in similar roles, The Colorado Health Foundation funded JSI to provide leadership development in primary care to 23 patient facing staff and providers at practices implementing team based care.

The project consists of a 15-month skills development and advocacy program that is modeled after the Learning from Effective Ambulatory Practice (LEAP) Initiative Emerging Leaders Program. Those participating were nominated and will have the opportunity to reflect on and develop personal leadership capabilities; learn about the current state and future of primary care from national experts; apply lessons learned to the practice context and implement collaboration in interdisciplinary teams; problem-solve current challenged through 1-on-1 mentorship; and will practice public speaking and presentation skills.

The project will result in leadership development to create champions for team-based care and spread the effective practices throughout the organization to enhance their care delivered to patients.