This issue brief describes and discusses how a systematic and ongoing data exchange between community-based organizations and the state can minimize enrollment barriers. In particular, this brief describes how such a data exchange was implemented through the creation of the Client Assistance Tool (CAT)—an information and tracking system designed to help Trust grantees monitor their outreach and enrollment efforts—and its associated CAT feedback reports.
This report details findings from the evaluation of Advancing Colorado's Mental Health Care project grantees' efforts to improve the coordination and integration of mental health services for adults with serious mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbances. This includes lessons for health and education agencies pursuing integration work, and for funders and policymakers. This six-year project was jointly funded by Caring for Colorado Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust and The Denver Foundation.
This report highlights findings from the 2011 update to The Status of Behavioral Health Care in Colorado report. It provides information about the current landscape of public and private mental health and substance use disorder care in Colorado, to support the efforts of those working to improve behavioral health care.
This report provides critical information on Colorado-specific mental health and substance use disorder treatment needs, funding, progress made in the coordination and integration of behavioral health services since 2003, continued barriers to care and long-term recommendations for the state.
Highlights primary care public-policy advances attributable to the Colorado Health Professions Workforce Policy Collaborative and recommends policy solutions for future advances.
This brief highlights the initial findings of the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), an extensive survey of health insurance, access and utilization in Colorado. The findings highlighted in this brief include the numbers of uninsured and underinsured Coloradans; effects of cost, unemployment and a weak economy; and the impact of uninsurance on Coloradans' ability to access and utilize health care services.
This two-page fact sheet provides at-a-glance information about the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), an extensive survey of health insurance, access and utilization in Colorado. It notes the unique attributes of CHAS, the geographic coverage of the survey, survey methodology and how to learn more about the survey and its detailed findings.
This brief summarizes findings from the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's Immigrant Integration initiative, and provides a few of the critical lessons learned to inform efforts by funders, community leaders and others interested in advancing the integration of immigrants in their communities and states.
This evaluation report details findings of the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's Supporting Immigrant and Refugees initiative, conducted by Community Science. The detailed report includes the grantees' strategies, activities and accomplishments; conditions and factors that affected their work; what was sustained at the end of their grant support; and the lessons learned.
In 2008, The Colorado Trust launched a grant strategy designed to better integrate local health practitioners and health care services into the existing efforts of Early Childhood Councils. This ongoing effort sought to integrate local systems of care in order to meet the health care needs of children. However, to effectively realize such a vision required deliberate, smart planning. This case study, conducted by the Center for Systems Integration, discusses the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the planning grant process, including a set of key recommendations for funders to consider.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.