Conducted by the National Research Center, this evaluation provides an overview of the initiative's range of after-school programs, a summary of the findings and discussion of the outcomes. Overall, findings show that youth reported improvements in their positive life choices, sense of self, core values, cultural competency, life skills, community involvement and academic success as a result of participating in the after-school programs.
Highlights include an interview with Arja P. Adair, President and CEO of the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (The Trust’s coordinating agency for its Colorado 100k Lives Campaign), as well as grantee news and an update on The Trust’s Equality in Health initiative. Announcements include the availability of the evaluation report summary of The Trust’s Palliative Care effort, the Colorado Childhood Immunization Rates: Policy and Practice white paper and The Trust’s 2004 Annual Report.
Overview of The Colorado Trust's Health Professions effort designed to increase the number of primary, dental and mental health care professionals, as well as pharmacists—especially for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds and in rural areas.
To help identify both priority after-school programming needs and specific areas requiring increased attention and support, The Colorado Trust conducted a needs assessment based on a survey of 101 youth-serving agencies. Key findings include the need to make after-school programs more widely available, particularly to underserved youth; programs need to ensure quality and increase their ability to serve an increasingly diverse population; and the need to develop adequate, stable funding.
An overview of the three-year Adult Immunization & Health Screening and Education Project carried out by the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA). During that time, the CVNA administered over 8,000 flu shots and over 100 hepatitis A and B series shots to high-risk minority adults, and screened high-risk adults for diabetes and high total cholesterol. The results of these efforts were encouraging, including improved dietary and lifestyle changes among participants.
A review of the structure and services of the Colorado Refugee Services Program, including recommendations for refugee resettlement in Colorado.
Includes a look at how the Metro Denver Black Church initiative is helping to address racial and ethnic health disparities, as well as updates on The Trust’s Colorado 100k Lives Campaign, Partnerships for Health initiative and continuing support of nurse-home visitation. This edition also announces The Trust's support of Denver’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and the Colorado Health Institute's Health Professions Workforce Database.
Describes The Colorado Trust's grantmaking strategies and focus areas, new grantmaking initiatives in 2005, findings from completed evaluations, a listing of all grants and grantees, financial information and a listing of trustees and staff.
Highlights the progress of the Safe2Tell hotline, an anonymous reporting system to help youth prevent violence. There is also news about the planned retirement of John R. Moran, Jr., President and CEO; an upcoming event focused on substance abuse among women and girls; recognition of young people in Roaring Fork Valley schools for their successful bullying prevention efforts; and information about The Trust's 2005 Annual Report.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.