Denver, CO – The Colorado Medical Society (CMS), comprised of more than 7,000 physician members, is ecstatic to support and encourage primary care physicians across the state to apply for a new state of Colorado grant program that supports primary care clinics in their efforts to vaccinate their patient community against COVID-19.
Funded by Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) and administered by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI), the COVID-19 Primary Care Vaccination Program (COPCPVAX) aims to increase engagement and enrollment of primary care providers (PCPs) in Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination program by providing financial support to community-based organizations and health care service providers.
Approximately $60 million is available, and primary care providers can receive funding up to $60,000 or $120,000 (depending on practice size) to support the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. To be eligible for funding, practices must also be either enrolled or have started the process of enrolling with CDPHE as a COVID-19 vaccine provider.
Applications open on Thursday, Sept. 2, and will be reviewed on a rolling first come, first-served basis until all available funds are disbursed. Applications close Dec. 1, 2021.
Says Colorado Medical Society President Sami Diab, “The funding that is now available for primary care physicians in our state is another critical step to battling the COVID-19 pandemic. It will serve CMS members and their patients well to be a part of this change inside their practices with the support they have needed to be able to house and vaccinate their patients for COVID-19.”
The Colorado Medical Society champions health care issues that improve patient care, promote physician professional satisfaction and create healthier communities in Colorado. To learn more about CMS, visit www.cms.org.