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January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - The Relationship Between Insurance Coverage and Access to a Regular Source of Health Care

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief summarizes findings that examine the relationship between insurance status, access to a usual source of health care and utilization of health care services.

January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - A Profile of Coloradans Affected by an Individual Mandate

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief summarizes the implications of a federally imposed individual mandate on uninsured Coloradans.

December 2008
Build Trust, End Bullying, Improve Learning

This evaluation of The Colorado Trust's three-year, statewide Bullying Prevention initiative shows that bullying declined when adults and students were willing to intervene, treat each other fairly and show they care. The findings also show that schools with less bullying had higher scores on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) in reading, writing and math. Major findings are highlighted from this intensive initiative, including tips on how educators, parents and policymakers can help prevent bullying.

December 2008
Collaborative Scopes of Care Study

Conducted by the Colorado Health Institute—with support from The Colorado Trust and the Caring for Colorado Foundation—this study was used to inform legislative discussion in the 2009 session. Among other recommendations, findings suggest that policymakers consider: reimbursement policies to enhance the use of dental hygienists in areas where oral health access is lacking; more prescriptive authority for advance practice nurses (APNs); delivery of health care through interdisciplinary teams including physicians, APNs and other health care professionals; requiring insurers to disclose to the Colorado Insurance Commissioner their reimbursement policies for allied health professionals providing identical services to physicians and dentists; and, through demonstration projects, testing the effectiveness, safety and quality of care provided by advance practice nurses, physician assistants and dental hygienists as primary health care providers in medically underserved areas of Colorado.

November 2008
Supporting Immigrant Integration in Colorado – Lessons Learned

Beginning in 2004, The Colorado Trust—along with the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning and Community Science—worked to promote immigrant integration statewide. For policymakers, community advocates, academics, foundations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, this publication details lessons learned by the 19 communities funded by The Trust to develop and implement comprehensive, local integration plans.

August 2008
2007 Annual Report

The 2007 Annual Report highlights a year of continuing commitments to more than a dozen long-term health and well-being initiatives, as well as extensive planning and considerable change in the development and first steps toward a new vision to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018.

June 2008
Partnerships for Health Initiative Collaboration Survey

TriWest examined grantees' coordination of local community health services, strengthened community partnerships and improved health outcomes at the community level. The Partnerships for Health Initiative Collaboration Survey was administered annually to representatives of each grantee's key collaboration partners to assess the process and structure of their collaborative.

April 2008
CommunityConnections: Spring Edition 2008

Highlights include a grantee story on practicing medicine in rural Colorado. Other articles focus on building Colorado's health professions workforce; a "Scopes of Care" study that's underway; The Trust's support of the Frontline film Sick Around the World; an Equality in Health grantee as the recipient of the 2008 John R. Moran, Jr. Leadership Award; and a tribute to Dr. Donald Fink, a founding Trustee. Also included are overviews of several publications: Governor’s Dialogue on Health Care Vision and Values; Colorado Baby Boomers: Challenges and Opportunities, and Immigrant Integration Educator Resource Guide.

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An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.