In 2008, the Anschutz Foundation of Denver, CO donated $15 million toward the creation of the new Colorado Center for Health and Wellness (CCHW) at the University of Colorado. With matching funds from the University of Colorado, the CCHW will allow the AMC to become a beacon for health promotion and disease prevention throughout Colorado, the nation and the world.
Through its programs, the center will empower individuals to achieve healthier lives and to create healthier communities through sustainable, life-long changes in diet, physical activity and personal health management. Unlike more conventional approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, the CCHW will offer science-based programs that are developed primarily from the vast breadth of knowledge of University of Colorado researchers and clinicians. In keeping with its mission, the CCHW will have a strong external focus that influences healthy living beyond the AMC and in family and community settings throughout metro Denver and Colorado.
After breaking ground on September 7, 2010, the 95,000-square-foot facility opened on schedule in mid-April 2012. The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center, human performance lab, wellness clinic, and grocery lab, in addition to research, clinical trials, weight management programs, and much more.
James O. Hill, Ph.D., Executive Director
Holly R. Wyatt, M.D., Associate Director
Daniel H. Bessesen, M.D., Associate Director
James W. Ellis, M.S., M.B.A., Director of Operations
Center for Human Nutrition
13001 E 17th Pl
Aurora, CO 80045