Maroon Peak Pitkin County

Valley Health Alliance


The Valley Health Alliance was established as a 501c3 in 2015, in an effort to curb escalating healthcare expenditures for some of the largest self-funded employers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Our purpose is to “bend the cost curve” to mitigate rising costs of healthcare for the Valley Health Alliance employer/employee membership; and to actualize improved workforce wellness.

We are…

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Valley Hospital

City of Aspen

Mountain Family Health Centers (FQHC)

Pitkin County

Valley View Hospital

The Valley Health Alliance embraces the Quadruple Aim:  Better Care, Better Health, Lower Cost and Engaged Providers and Consumers. The Valley Health Alliance engages Primary Care Providers and Provider Organizations to partner in providing high quality care at a lower cost to achieve better outcomes for employers/employees of its membership.  We currently represent nearly 7,000 insured lives in the Roaring Fork Valley region of the western slope.

Current Projects:

  • Valley Health Alliance employers, with the help of the Community Care Alliance, are partnering with primary care providers/provider organizations to develop a clinically integrated network that can serve the employees of the VHA, and the community, in population health/value-based care.
  • Full integration of employer claims data with primary care provider clinical data to guide care management and to assist in benefits design for optimal utilization of the healthcare system.
  • Our employers collaborating on best practices in benefits program design to improve the overall well-being and engagement of member employees.


If you have questions and/or would like further information/explanation, please do not hesitate to call:  Chris McDowell, Executive Director at 970-379-7868 (cell) or visit us at:

Community Details


Service Area

PItkin County


Chris McDowell
(970) 379-7868