COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Community Health Partnership (CHP), a coalition of more than 25 health care provider organizations in southern Colorado, announced today that its board of directors has unanimously chosen Aimee Cox as the organization’s chief executive officer.

Cox, who currently serves as Community Development Manager with the City of Colorado Springs, will join CHP on April 3, 2017, succeeding Carol Bruce-Fritz, who was instrumental in growing the organization from 2010 until 2016.

«I am honored and excited to announce Aimee Cox as our new CEO,» said Jeff Martin, chair of CHP’s Board of Directors. «With Aimee’s wealth of experience and successful history of community involvement, we are well poised to advance our mission. The Pikes Peak region is a leader in the nation when it comes to collaborating across private, public and government sectors to solve problems. With her experience in our City government, Amy has proven that she has the leadership and experience to lead CHP into the future, where accountable communities like ours will make significant, positive differences in the quality of life of our citizens.»

«I have had an exceptional career with the City of Colorado Springs working on important community projects,» said Cox. «I am especially proud of our recent work to prevent and end homelessness. Our community is embracing housing first principles, lowering barriers to entry in programs, building needed facilities, and making supportive housing a priority. I plan to continue to bring leadership to this work in my new role with the CHP and look forward to continued collaboration with the City.»

About Aimee Cox
Cox has a passion for building vibrant, healthy communities and brings to CHP more than 20 years of experience in community development. She has served in professional, elected and appointed positions in local government, driving innovation and partnership to solve challenging community problems. Most recently, she successfully led regional initiatives to prevent and end homelessness.  She has an MA in Sociology and effectively uses both data and community engagement to address the social, economic and environmental factors that influence health.

About Community Health Partnership (CHP)

CHP is a member-based community coalition whose enduring mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the Pikes Peak community through collaboration. The coalition is built on a foundation of trust and respect aligned with mutual values and goals. CHPs membership includes the largest healthcare provider organizations in Colorado Springs and the greater Pikes Peak region. CHP’s Community Care of Central Colorado program—under a contract with the State of Colorado—coordinates care for more than 180,000 clients.  For more information about CHP and its programs, visit ppchp.org.

 

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SOURCE Community Health Partnership