(May 2014) A new partnership between the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical
Campus and its neighbors in Aurora and Denver is designed to improve
health and opportunity in the community.
The Community-Campus Partnership (CCP) will create a virtual and physical hub for convening
and connecting efforts between the campus and community groups.
partnership will receive start-up funding of about $1 million over
three years from the chancellor’s office, the School of Medicine and the
Denver Foundation. Other schools and departments across campus and the
City of Aurora are providing various in-kind contributions to this
“This is a win-win situation,” says Lilly Marks,
University of Colorado’s vice president for health affairs and
executive vice chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus. “Nurturing our
relationship with our neighbors is one of the pillars of this campus.”
Director Robert McGranaghan, MPH, senior instructor in the Department
of Family Medicine, says the partnership is founded on qualities such as
equity, mutual respect, sustainability and responsiveness to
“Working together with those around us, I
believe we can improve the health of our community,” says McGranaghan.
“But this effort also will make us better at the research, teaching and
clinical care that are integral to our campus.”