FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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DENVER, COLO.—The Colorado Trust announced today the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU) as the recipient of its 2013 Grantee Leadership Award. The annual award of $25,000 is made in recognition of exemplary leadership by a current grantee of The Colorado Trust and will be used by the coalition to support its ongoing work.
CCMU’s mission is to ensure that Colorado’s health care system meets the needs of the medically underserved and the needs of providers and systems of care dedicated to caring for those who may fall through the cracks in the health care system. CCMU works to achieve its mission through advocacy and policy work, community engagement, collaboration with diverse partners and thought leadership.
“As a leading nonprofit advocacy organization, the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved has uniquely positioned itself as a bridge between underserved communities and policymakers, working seamlessly toward this end with other organizations and groups. CCMU’s staff and leadership are exceptionally adept in bringing together diverse communities, and generating meaningful conversations that result in active changes to improve access to health for Coloradans who are most vulnerable,” said Ned Calonge, MD, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust. “In honoring CCMU with The Colorado Trust’s annual John R. Moran, Jr. Grantee Leadership Award, we hope to shine a spotlight on one of our state’s already bright assets.”
The leadership award was created in recognition of John R. Moran, Jr., former long-time President and CEO of The Colorado Trust, for his devotion to improving the health and well-being of people across the state. Moran retired from The Colorado Trust in 2006, following 21 years of service with the grantmaking foundation.
This is the seventh year The Colorado Trust has made this award. Earlier recipients are West Central Public Health Partnership (2012), Northside Child Health Center (2011), The Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics (2010), Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program (2009), Denver Indian Family Resource Center (2008) and Safe2Tell (2007).
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