STRIDE Community Health Center’s mission is to partner with the community to provide excellent, culturally-sensitive health services to meet the needs of each individual.

STRIDE’s vision is individuals are empowered to live the lives they want through personalized, compassionate healthcare.

ICARE Values:
Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence

Still curious about health centers?

STRIDE Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a 30-year history of providing primary care and other health-related services in a community-based setting. Established in 1989 in response to the primary health care needs of the medically indigent population in suburban Denver, STRIDE Community Health Center has the largest population base of any FQHC in Colorado and provides primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, health education, care coordination, patient navigation, pharmacy,  and outreach and enrollment services in accordance with its mission.

STRIDE (formerly known as Metro Community Provider Network or MCPN) addresses the need for affordable and accessible medical, behavioral health, and dental care among low-income, uninsured, and underserved populations residing outside the City and County of Denver. STRIDE’s current service area encompasses Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, and Park counties and the Cities of Aurora, Arvada, Englewood, Lakewood, Parker, and Wheat Ridge.

From a single clinic in 1989, STRIDE has grown into a large, integrated health care delivery system with 18 health center locations providing primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health, and wrap around services, including two School Based Health Centers (SBHCs) and a mobile dental van.

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Learn about our leadership team.

STRIDE’s Board of Directors is made up of passionate people who care about the mission on the organization. As a Community Health Center (CHC), STRIDE is required to have at least 51% of its Board members who are current STRIDE patients. This allows for the patient voice to be represented in all decision making processes. Meet the members of STRIDE’s Board.

In order to promote the well-being of individuals, families and our collective communities, it takes the combined and collaborative work of many agencies, organizations, and networks committed to providing services, addressing service gaps, and facilitating system change. STRIDE is fortunate to have many dedicated community partners with which to do this work.

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In healthcare, it is important to continually assess and improve on the performance of an organization. STRIDE organized a section of support staff which includes Lean, Quality & Compliance, and Professional Development in order to assist with the goal of performance improvement. The goals of these areas are to help standardize, educate, and coach STRIDE leaders and staff in order to provide top level care for our patient population.

In 2016, STRIDE decided to implement Lean as the methodology of choice for process improvement. Lean’s focus is on improving processes for the sake of the consumer, while eliminating waste. The goal is for STRIDE to become a leader in process improvement to better provide top level, whole health care to patients.

The Office of Quality & Compliance works with clinical, operational, and support offices to address issues regarding patient care and experience. Some of the responsibilities that fall under Quality & Compliance include:

  • AAAHC accreditation requirements and reviews
  • Development of policies and procedures
  • Provider credentialing reviews and documentation
  • Patient complaint and issues
  • Risk management and incident reporting


The Professional Development team is dedicated to bringing engaging, interactive learning opportunities to the employees of STRIDE Community Health Center. One key component to providing top level care to our patients is to continually educating our staff. Completion of required annual training, leadership development, and education on critical concepts allows us to meet that goal. The Office of Professional Development coordinates all internal trainings for STRIDE and solicits feedback to continually improve training programs to meet staff needs. Offerings that fall under Professional Development include, but are not limited to:

  • Annual Training
  • Coordination and delivery of training programs, to include Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS), Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), Cultural Diversity, and Leadership Academy
  • Understanding Personality Profiles and Team Building
  • Customized training per requests of the organization leaders
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Internship Opportunities

Give to STRIDE

Charitable giving supports our primary care programs and services, including increasing efficiencies and building capacity to service more individuals at our health center locations. Thank you for your contribution!

Contact Us

STRIDE Administration:
STRIDE Community Health Center
3701 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113-3611
Phone: (303) 761-1977
Administrative Fax: (303) 761-2787

Health Records Fax: (303) 789-7222
Patient Accounts Fax: (303) 343-0247

Human Resources Fax: (303) 467-5350

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