The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) is a non-profit, consumer-oriented organization that strives to guarantee Coloradans have access to quality healthcare and financial stability. Founded by Elizabet, who graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in International Studies, Spanish and Business Administration, CCHI has been able to form alliances with several organizations in recent years. These include the Colorado Popular Alliance, the Denver Foundation, CLLARO and the Colorado Democratic Party. Elizabet has also been a board member of the Colorado African Organization and has been an advisory member of the Denver Foundation's basic human needs committee and the National League of Cities.
Her journey in public health began more than 20 years ago when she was part of the MIDUVI team providing training to rural native communities in Ecuador. This experience has shaped her outlook on the lack of effective public health work for these communities. Additionally, she has devoted herself to volunteer work at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver for over three years. CCHI organizes informational and solution-oriented panels in various Colorado communities to hear from their leaders about issues affecting their health.
Phillip, who holds a master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a doctorate in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado in Denver, is also devoted to strengthening his community and is a member of the board of directors of Hope Communities and Uncharted. CCHI works to ensure that all Coloradans have access to quality healthcare and financial security. Through their partnerships with other organizations, informational panels, and volunteer work, they are making a positive impact on their community.