Managing the fiscal and administrative responsibilities of a public health initiative can be a complex and time-consuming burden that diverts precious staff and resources away from your core efforts and objectives. At Trailhead Institute, we serve as a flexible, administrative portal for fiscal sponsorship and for reporting of grants or contracts for individual community organizations and collaborations. Our approach allows you to leverage our administrative services while maintaining full control over your projects. We also serve as a strategic business partner for government agencies and universities, facilitating community-based projects while managing the flow of funding into the community. Our simple yet robust process helps avoid the cumbersome bureaucracies of large, complex institutions. And we’re proud of the exceptional rating on fiscal and contractual management of public and private funds that federal, state, and independent auditors have given us.
Current administrative partnership projects
Affinity Consulting works to advance health and health equity by connecting with others to collaborate and cultivate community well-being.
Apprentice of Peace Youth Organization
Focuses on youth engagement in the areas of wellness, leadership, common sense, and social responsibility. They create advocacy points around health and wellness initiatives while orienting youth to the AOPYO philosophy, which is reinforced with the practice of tai chi.
CHARGE for Positive Youth Development
Works across the six counties of southeast Colorado, using the County Health Rankings and Community Guide to help local public health agencies evaluate or select evidence-based strategies to impact health in the region.
CREA Results Community Health Workers
Harnesses the talents and abilities of community members to eliminate health disparities and environmental poverty through local action.
Colorado Cancer Coalition
Are dedicated to achieving increased prevention, research, early detection and improved treatment of cancer for all Coloradoans in the coming decade.
Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative
Are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and infants throughout the state by working closely with hospitals and perinatal providers, as well as partnering with organizations such as the March of Dimes, Colorado Hospital Association, and other professional groups working in the interest of perinatal care.
Colorado Prevention Alliance (Insurance Providers)
Engages Colorado health plans, public health entities, businesses and other stakeholders to work collaboratively on disease prevention issues and to leverage resources to support these endeavors.
County Health Rankings
Increases local public health agency (LPHA) capacity to conduct effective community engagement that supports successful local coalitions and partnerships, and guides collaborative decision-making for assessment and planning in Colorado.
Denver Health Communities that Care Youth Empowerment
Youth engaged community based participatory engagement that creates a body of data and information to strengthen youth program strategies across city agencies and city organizations related to substance use and marijuana use.
Denver Health Community Health Assessment Youth Empowerment
Youth engaged community based participatory engagement that creates a body of data and information to strengthen youth program strategies across city agencies and city organizations while raising awareness of youth health issues in the community and with key organizational partners.
Farm to School Task Force
Implements a statewide farm-to-school program that brings healthy, fresh, local food to K-12 schools in Colorado to improve student nutrition and health.
Gaining Ground (Public Health Accreditation)
Fuels momentum and system-level support to help Colorado local public health agencies learn about and engage in quality improvement efforts, while helping these agencies prepare for national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources (AIR): Youth Engagement Programs
Creates youth engagement programs that provide high school students the opportunities to be educators, leaders and advocates for health.
Mountain Roots Healthy Foods
Mountain Roots Healthy Foods’ mission is to cultivate a resilient food system in Gunnison Valley by enhancing healthy connections between earth, food, and community. They are partnering with Trailhead to place AmeriCorps members in rural counties of Southwestern Colorado who will address rural capacity issues with a focus on community food security through education and outreach.
North Central Regional Health Care Coalition
Facilitates the opportunity for health care partners to share best practices, develop networking relationships and enhance collaboration and communication for the purpose of increasing the ability of the health care delivery system to prepare for, prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from any and all emergencies.
Patient Navigation Training Collaborative
Provides national leadership for the development, education, standardization and sustainability of the growing patient navigation workforce.
Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder
Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder has created a nonprofit arm of their work, The Margaret L. Shaw Institute for Perinatal Mental Health (Shaw Institute), to improve the lives of mothers and their families by transforming systems of care. They partner with local stakeholders to create awareness of and provide early screening and assessment to perinatal women and their families, as well as offer high quality training to mental health professionals.
Educates and mobilizes communities negatively impacted by health and environmental issues to organize themselves, address these issues, and promote community health.
Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Works in collaboration with several organizations to develop, market, deliver and evaluate a wide range of trainings based on current needs and public health trends.
VUELA for Health
VUELA’s primary objective is to engage the Latino community through strategic partnerships that build leadership, promote public health, and foster economic, environmental, and social well-being. A team of Promotoras (Community Health Workers), passionate cultural and linguistic liaisons who advocate on behalf of the community and build trust between community members and local service agencies, drive its work.
Visible Network Labs
Provides research, evaluation, tools, and training that focuses on translating data to practice in order to guide people in communities to successfully build cross-sector partnerships to tackle today’s most pressing issues.