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July 2009
2008 Annual Report

This report details the thinking behind The Trust's 10-year vision to achieve access to health for all Coloradans by 2018, with a focus on expanding health coverage, and improving and expanding health care. In addition to detailing many of the complex problems within the health care system and the associated Trust strategies to help address these challenges, this report includes thoughtful essays from dedicated Coloradans working hard to improve quality, affordable health care and coverage, together with hopeful stories of change and improvement from grantees.

July 2009
CommunityConnections: Summer Edition 2009

The summer edition of The Colorado Trust’s quarterly newsletter features a new study that explores health care affordability, as well as the story of Kristen Castor, a participant in the study. Also included is information about recent Congressional briefings by the Partnership for a Healthy Colorado, the launch of a statewide patient-centered medical home pilot program, and an announcement of the new Center for the Study of the Safety Net. Additional articles highlight The Trust’s Immigrant Integration and Partnerships for Health grants, and a new report on suicide prevention.

March 2009
Preventing Suicide in Colorado – Progress Achieved & Goals for the Future

This 2009 report, issued jointly by Mental Health America of Colorado and The Colorado Trust, updates both the state's 1998 Suicide Prevention and Intervention Plan to address Colorado's historically high suicide rate, as well as The Trust's 2002 report Suicide in Colorado, which documented the problem of suicide across the state and identified suicide-prevention resources. The report details key facts and figures about the suicide rate in Colorado, many of the prevention achievements in the past 10 years, and recommendations to strengthen suicide prevention and awareness efforts into the future.

April 2009
The Cost of Care: Can Coloradans Afford Health Care? (Full Report)

In the health care debate, there are three critical areas that policymakers must consider: adequacy, accessibility and affordability. Conducted by the Colorado Center on Law & Policy and its partners at Colorado Voices for Coverage (and co-funded by The Colorado Trust), this study explored such questions as: What does affordability mean for Colorado families? How should policymakers address affordability? What definition of affordability ensures that all Coloradans have access to health care? The study is based on research resulting from nearly 100 community budget workshops conducted throughout Colorado, where approximately 1,000 families under 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level were surveyed.

April 2009
The Cost of Care: Can Coloradans Afford Health Care? (Executive Summary)

In the health care debate, there are three critical areas that policymakers must consider: adequacy, accessibility and affordability. Conducted by the Colorado Center on Law & Policy and its partners at Colorado Voices for Coverage (and co-funded by The Colorado Trust), this study explored such questions as: What does affordability mean for Colorado families? How should policymakers address affordability? What definition of affordability ensures that all Coloradans have access to health care? The study is based on research resulting from nearly 100 community budget workshops conducted throughout Colorado, where approximately 1,000 families under 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level were surveyed.

April 2009
CommunityConnections: Spring Edition 2009

Features the recipient of The Colorado Trust's 2009 Grantee Leadership Award and an overview of a project that analyzes the economic impact of health care. Also includes an interview with the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a wrap-up of the successful Colorado 5 Million Lives Campaign, and announcements of The Trust's new website, publication and broadcasts.

April 2009
The Maze – The Barriers That Keep Colorado's Eligible Children and Families Out of Medicaid and CHP+ and Recommendations to Create a Direct Path to Enrollment

This report by Colorado Covering Kids and Families examines Colorado's Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility and enrollment process, and the barriers applicants face in securing Medicaid and CHP+ coverage. Based on a comprehensive review of administrative and policy options and best practices, the report provides policy recommendations to help guide Colorado's decision-makers in their work to simplify the path to Medicaid and CHP+ coverage.

February 2009
Solving Colorado's Shortage of Health Professionals – Final Evaluation Findings and Recommendations

Evaluation findings from The Trust's Health Professions effort, and recommended strategies to increase and sustain Colorado’s health professions workforce. For example, creating awareness and readiness for health professions training; providing flexible training options and reaching out to students in rural areas; supporting faculty development and clinical training opportunities; expanding the reach and content of training programs; and strengthening community partnerships for recruitment and retention of health professionals.

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