We work to build an integrated health system that supports optimal health for all people who live in the West Mountain region
We envision that all West Mountain residents, especially vulnerable populations, have equal access to high quality, comprehensive, integrated, and cost-effective healthcare services needed for optimal health.
Change is our mission
We ALIGN health providers and stakeholders through proactive initiatives.
We work to expand ACCESS to affordable, high-quality integrated care for all.
We ADVOCATE for underserved residents of the West Mountain region.
WMRHA works to create change in ways that include all voices and engages all stakeholders to build a stronger health system.
Theory of change diagram, click to enlarge:
Meet the Board
The WMRHA board is composed of representatives from regional health organizations. They provide strategy, funding and capacity support on behalf of the their respective organizations. The Board is critical to the success of WMRHA collaborative efforts by demonstrating collaboration with each initiative they promote and connection they make.
Staff - WMRHA TEAM
Housing Access Manager
Regional Health Connector
Housing Access Coordinator
Acting Data Manager
A History of Collaboration on the Western Slope since 2010
WMRHA formed as a regional entity in 2010 to examine the access to care gap of prenatal care for low-income women in western Eagle County. This lead to a collaborative Prenatal Program between Pitkin County and Eagle County. The success of the entity highlighted the need for the group to continue its efforts to identify issues and seek regional solutions. In order to do so, the alliance expanded to a broader community alliance that it is today.
A History of Achievements
WMRHA became a nonprofit.
WMRHA hired its first executive director.
WMRHA becomes the Community Lead organization for the Rocky Mountain Health Plans Accountable Healthy Communities Model (AHCM) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation through 2022.
The Protect our Neighbors (PON) report was produced in 2020 following a community and government-led effort to understand the effects and lived experiences of people within the Hispanic/Latinx community within the rural resort and frontier region from Aspen to Parachute.
WMRHA is the regional lead for Valley Alliance to End Homelessness, CO DOLA Emergency Solutions Grants, Mountain Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security, and Latino Coalition.
WMRHA produces the Roaring Fork Community Resources Guide to help people who live and work in the roaring fork valley to access services and resources in the region.
WMRHA helps establish regional efforts in housing and food security by developing strategic plans with the Valley Alliance to End Homelessness (VAEH) and the Mountain Coalition for Food Security and Nutrition (MCFNS)
WMRHA and the VAEH are awarded a critical grant to support the tri-county efforts to respond to homelessness by providing funding to agencies that serve homeless individuals and families.
WMRHA convenes partners and community members around the issue of mental health among Latina mothers and produces a report to help advocate for the issue.