Strengthening the health care system and the health professions workforce to deliver responsive, quality, affordable and timely health care services.
Communication: Success in Larimer County
The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is working to improve health outcomes for Colorado children.
Early Childhood Health Integration
Through the Fremont County Family Center, young mothers keep track of their children's immunizations, and growth and developmental milestones.
Health Professions Workforce Collaborative
Janice Slade lives in the San Luis Valley where a shortage of health professionals makes it difficult to receive access to regular, quality care.
Northwest Colorado Community Health Center
Northwest Colorado Community Health Center is open five days a week after the Northwest Colorado VNA took over this once-struggling clinic.
While insurance coverage is important to health status, coverage alone does not guarantee access to health care. Having available, affordable, usual sources of care has considerable impact on access and the efficient use of health care services. Challenges to providing accessible care in Colorado include significant health professions workforce shortages, limited medical care sites willing to see uninsured and publicly insured patients, long travel distances to find care for patients in rural communities, and policies that limit the level of care that can be provided by health professionals.
Grant support from The Colorado Trust to increase the availability of health care includes:
- Strengthening the ability of health care delivery sites and providers to serve uninsured, and publicly and privately insured Coloradans
- Ensuring adequate points of access across the state for preventive, primary, oral and behavioral care
- Expanding education, recruitment and retention programs and policies to increase the number of health care providers available to serve Coloradans.