Since 1983, Colorado Health Network (CHN) has sought to innovatively, equitably meet the evolving needs of individuals in Colorado living with and at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS and has, over time, served over 75% of this population. Colorado Health Network is a statewide organization and currently serves over 5,250 individuals living with and at risk for HIV by providing a broad spectrum of holistic support services including medical and oral health care, testing and prevention services, case management, mental health, and substance abuse counseling, nutrition services, and financial assistance. Each service CHN provides is strategically designed to help empower people to make healthy choices, increase their stability and live enhanced, healthier lives.
CHN impacts the community by educating those at risk of acquiring HIV and working with them to choose safer behaviors. CHN utilizes a spectrum of education and prevention services, meeting clients where they are to help decrease their risk over time. CHN addresses a diverse population through media and community outreach, as well as providing more intensive, therapeutically based individual and group programs for those most likely to become HIV positive. CHN also provides regular HIV and STI testing to ensure as many people as possible are aware of their status.
Additionally, CHN provides other health-related services such as a clean needle access/exchange program, insurance, and medical enrollment services, and advocates to advance social and health care equity within Colorado.