About Us

Developing and Connecting People

RIHEL is an official program of the Trailhead Institute (formerly the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Colorado. As our parent organization, the Trailhead Institute provides our fiscal management and legal identity. The major academic affiliates of the RIHEL, in which most of the RIHEL faculty hold appointments, include the University of Colorado – Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Denver. We are grateful to the University of Denver for their generous donation of office space and work infrastructure.

RIHEL provides leadership training, builds linkages among leaders, and strengthens the relationships among health professionals, environment professionals, the academic community, the public sector and the private sector. The Institute is affiliated with the National Public Health Leadership Development Network and was founded and sustained for fourteen years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Financial support for the Institute is provided by the many sources included in the “Sponsors” section.