Gretchen Hammer, MPH

Medicaid Director, Health Programs Office, State of Colorado

Denver, CO

Gretchen Hammer is the State of Colorado’s Medicaid Director and oversees the Health Programs Office which administers Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) health program benefits, delivery systems and provider relations.

Before joining the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Hammer was Executive Director of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU). She served as past Chair and Member of the Connect for Health Colorado Board of Directors, served on the Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (CCHAP) Board and HealthONE Board of Trustees. Prior to her work at CCMU Ms. Hammer was a private consultant focused on leadership development, complex systems change initiatives, strategic planning, program management and constituent engagement for numerous public serving organizations.

Ms. Hammer received a B.A. from Colorado College and a holds a Master's of Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

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