Peak Health Alliance

The Peak Health Alliance is a health care purchasing cooperative with the goal of reducing health care premiums, while maintaining local and high quality care, through the power of community collaboration. Peak works in Summit, Lake, Grand, La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, and San Juan counties.

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Southwest Health Alliance

The mission of the Southwest Health Alliance is to provide affordable, accessible, and high- quality healthcare to the residents of southwest Colorado. The Southwest Health Alliance is affiliated with the Peak Health Alliance, a licensed health care purchasing cooperative serving Colorado. The Southwest Health Alliance is working in La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan, and Dolores Counties.

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We need your support

The Local First Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit working to ensure the community’s voice is front and center in healthcare. We receive no commissions and are completely outside the healthcare finance system. We need your support to keep doing our important work. Please consider donating today. Thank you!

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Values and Principles

Affordable health care available to all.

Benefit the community and local economy.

Reduce economic leakage and allow for a local choice.

Transparency.

Negotiate to maintain the best interest of the community at large, and not special interest groups. 

Emphasis on data, evidence, and performance metrics.

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Supporters

Steering Committee

Monique DiGiorgio

Local First

Patrick Gerstenberger, MD

Gary Keil

American Heritage Railways

Liane Jollon

San Juan Basin Public Health

Jack Llewellyn

Durango Chamber of Commerce

Doug McCarthy

Individual

Nanette Penz-Reuter

Individual

Suzanne Phare

The Durango Network 

Durango Chamber of Commerce

Tim Wheeler

Local First Foundation 

Briggen Wrinkle

Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado

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