Colorado Health Network (CHN) is a statewide organization in Colorado, serving nearly 4,000 individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and those at risk, as well as other program specific populations. CHN provides innovative, individualized services to those most in need, educates high risk populations, and advocates for social and health care equity.
CHN empowers those living with or at risk of HIV to live healthier, enhanced lives by providing supportive services to those living with HIV/AIDS, and HIV and other health-related prevention and education services.
CHN supports nearly 4,000 clients living with HIV each year, with oral health care services and through support services such as as case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing assistance, transportation, nutrition services, and financial assistance. Each support service includes the ultimate goals of working with clients to make healthy choices, increase their stability, and access healthcare for enhanced, healthier lives. Since 1983, CHN has served more than 75 percent of the men, women, and children who have lived with HIV/AIDS in Colorado.
CHN helps people live healthier lives is by educating those at risk of HIV, and working with them to choose safer behaviors so that they can decrease that risk over time. CHN achieves these goals through a spectrum of education and prevention services, addressing the broad population through media and community education, and providing more intensive, therapeutically based individual and group programs for those most likely to become HIV positive. CHN also provides regular HIV testing and STI testing to ensure as many people as possible are aware of their HIV status.
CHN also provides other health-related services such as insurance/medical enrollment services, clean needle access/exchange services, and linkage to care services.