Colorado Practice-based Health Education Grant Program


The Colorado Practice-based Health Education Grant Program (PBHE) was created through Senate Bill 22-226, signed into law during the 2022 Regular Session of the Colorado General Assembly (Colorado Revised Statutes § 25-1.5-407). This program is housed in the Primary Care Office at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The intent of the program is to: a) increase practice-based training opportunities necessary for health professions students enrolled in accredited Colorado schools to complete degree requirements and become licensed to practice; or, b) program participants enrolled in other training or residency programs offered by a public or nonprofit Colorado medical school or residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to gain hands-on experience in pursuit of a license in the health care field.

All available funding under the Request for Applications RFA 41324 has been awarded. No further funding is available at this time. The recipients of the Practice-based Health Education Grant Program are:

Cohort 1

Adams State University

CDPHE/Health Facilities and EMS Division

Clinica Family Health

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/Medical Assistant Training Program

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/ASPIRe

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/APP CET

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/CO-WIP

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/ELITE 

Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND) 

Metropolitan State University of Denver

National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA)

Northeastern Junior College Foundation

Regents/University of Colorado Denver/Preventive Medicine Residency 

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

Upper San Juan Health Service District/Pagosa Springs Medical Center

Cohort 2 

Adams Arapahoe 28J/Aurora Public Schools/Pickens Technical College

Clinica Family Health

Colorado Institute of Family Medicine

Colorado Mesa University

Denver Health and Hospital Authority/Dental Workforce Project

Montrose Regional Health

Tepeyac Community Health

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc

For more information on this program, please contact Andrea Magness, MPH, Practice-based Health Education Grant Program Coordinator, at andrea.magness@state.co.us