The Collaborative is a county partner of the Colorado-National Collaborative (CNC). The CNC is a partnership between local, state and national scientists and public health professionals, health and social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, businesses, academic organizations, and Colorado residents.
The Collaborative uses the Collective Impact to focus on reducing suicides in El Paso County by 20% by 2024. Collective Impact is the commitment of a group of organizations from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific complex problem such as suicide prevention. The Collaborative focuses on collective goals, strategic partnerships, collective and independent action aligned with those goals, shared accountability and a backbone organization to coordinate the efforts. Community Health Partnership (CHP) is the backbone organization.
The Steering Committee of The Collaborative include chairs of the different work groups and a cross section of leaders from different organizations.