Our Mission

The Colorado Lab’s mission is improving the lives of Colorado residents by partnering with state and local governments to strengthen coordinated and efficient person-centered services.

Strategic Partnerships

We believe that smart, strategic partnerships with government have the potential to improve people’s lives.

State and Local Government

So we listen to our state and local government partners to understand the most pressing challenges they face.

Research Community

Then, we activate the research community to work with those partners to generate insights.

360° View

Together, we take a 360-degree view of problems, focusing on the needs of the whole person.

Drive Change

When we do this, we create powerful partnerships that drive change, improving the lives of Colorado residents.

Testimonials from state and research partners

"The Lab is the first program of its kind in Colorado. We owe it to the citizens of our state to ensure that the programs we undertake not only deliver on what they set out to do but that they are high quality, measured, and push for improvement.”
John Hickenlooper
former Governor of Colorado
"As a dean and a researcher, I am impressed by the Colorado Lab's success in linking academic researchers and methodologies to real world problems, with a focus on data integrity, and helping to make Colorado a better place to live and work."
Paul Teske
Dean of the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
"We trust the Colorado Lab to engage with all levels of agency staff to ensure Lab-affiliated research is rigorous and relevant. The Lab serves as an invaluable bridge and translator between our staff and the research community."
Jerene Petersen
Deputy Executive Director of Community Partnerships, Colorado Department of Human Services

The Latest from the Lab

Partnership to Strengthen Career Pathways In Southwest Colorado

The Southwest Colorado Education Collaborative is working together with five school districts and two higher education partners to share a broader pool of resources, build partnerships with local industry leaders, and design easily accessible, interesting ways for rural students to engage in relevant career and college pathways.

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RISE Funders Convening

The Colorado Lab was honored to host Governor Polis and philanthropists at a convening on January 6th to discuss progress on Colorado’s RISE project.

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Center for Policy Research Selected as TF-CBT Evaluation Team

The Colorado Lab is guiding and coordinating the ongoing rigorous evaluation of evidence-based services that are part of Colorado’s Family First Prevention Services Plan, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Center for Policy Research has been selected as the research team to design and conduct the evaluation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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