A joint effort of The Trust, Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and The Denver Foundation to support human services agencies, mental health care providers and others to improve the integration and coordination of mental health services with physical health care so that people can be treated with the services they need most, regardless of where they seek care. Learn more.
Partnered with the Colorado Health Foundation to support consulting services to the State of Colorado necessary to develop a strategic plan to improve state eligibility determination, verification and enrollment systems, as required under the Affordable Care Act.
The initiative provided funding, training and tailored technical assistance services to 34 grantee after-school programs across the state, with an aim to develop and support after-school programming strategies that capitalize on the strengths of young people, families and communities. In each program, emphasis was placed on three main goals: positive youth development strategies, cultural competency development (for both staff and program activities) and partnerships designed to foster stronger adult and youth engagement, as well as support for the program. Learn more.
Assets for Colorado Youth was a statewide effort to promote the national Search Institute’s developmental assets—common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
Supported the Colorado Pedals Project, a four-year initiative to make Colorado the best place in the nation to ride a bicycle. Programming includes supporting bicycle lanes and access in underserved neighborhoods and communities statewide.
Worked to identify and enroll eligible, but uninsured, children and youth in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).
Through a national conference held in Denver in February 2009 (co-sponsored by Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty), helped state leaders build on emerging best practices from around the country to integrate the health system into the broader early childhood development system. Co-sponsored the November 2010 BUILD Initiative national conference on the Health Community’s Role in Supporting Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development.