In The News
Through media coverage, articles and news releases, learn about The Colorado Trust, our grantees and our collective efforts to achieve access to health for all Coloradans.
44% of Coloradans Use ER for Non-Emergencies
Colorado Public News
by Ann Imse
The Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) – a survey of 10,000 Coloradans conducted by The Colorado Trust – has found that 44 percent of visits to the emergency room are for ailments that could be treated by a regular doctor.
Colorado's Emergency Room Use Rose, But it's Not Uninsured Using Most
by Michael Booth
According to the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey – a program of The Colorado Trust – about 22.3 percent of Coloradans visited the ER in 2011, or 1.2 million visits, compared with 20.2 percent in 2009, the last survey.
ER Use Up, But Uninsured Aren’t ‘Frequent Flyers’
Health Policy Solutions
by Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
More Coloradans are using ERs, but people with Medicaid and Medicare use them the most, not the uninsured, according to a new analysis of the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) – a program of The ColoradoTrust.
Emergency Department Visits Increase, but not solely by Uninsured
Colorado Springs Business Journal
by Amy Gillentine
"More than one in five people in Colorado regularly use the emergency room as part of their medical care, but it's not always the uninsured who turn up for treatment, according to a new report from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey, a survey administered by The Colorado Trust."
CMU to Host Special Olympics 2013 Summer Games
A statewide Special Olympics event will be coming to the Western Slope for the first time since its start in 1969. Colorado Mesa University will host the 2013 State Summer Games, the largest Special Olympics sporting competition of the year. CMU credits the work and support of The Colorado Trust and the Monfort Family Foundation for getting the games to the Grand Junction campus.
People on the Move
Jeanine Limone Draut has been named communications officer for The Colorado Trust.
Mile High Style Calendar
by Joanne Davidson
The leadership of the Caring for Colorado Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, the Colorado Trust and the Denver Foundation will be honored at a dinner that will raise money for Mental Health America of Colorado.
Top of the List: Colorado's Biggest Foundations
Denver Business Journal
by Connie Elsbury
Every week in "Top of the List," denverbusinessjournal.com highlights one of our exclusive lists that appear in the print edition of the Denver Business Journal. The weekly lists rank Colorado businesses and other entities in a host of categories, from law firms to lenders. And now, here’s our latest Top of the List.
Inflated Drug Prices Widespread In Colorado
Colorado Public News
by Ann Imse
A Colorado Public News survey of cash prescription prices across Colorado has found consumers may be overpaying, as some drug prices turned out to be 30 to 35 times wholesale cost. The finding comes at a time when 22 percent of uninsured Coloradans are risking their health by skipping prescriptions because they cost too much, according to the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey.
Committee Eyes Human Relations Commission
Fort Morgan Times
by Dan Barker
A committee of Fort Morgan civic leaders is considering whether or not to set up what is called a Human Relations Commission by the U.S. Department of Justice. The main thing the committee of local leaders must do at this point is research how a human relations commission would work and what would be best for the city. The Colorado Trust has offered a grant to pay for a feasibility study.