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Stories play an important role in illuminating the work and accomplishments of our grantees, community teams and other partners. Stories below are specifically related to The Colorado Trust’s work, and may be filtered by funding strategy. To learn more about inequities and injustices faced by Coloradans, visit our Collective Colorado website, an online outlet for reliable, nonpartisan information about issues that impact the health and well-being of the people living in our state.

Recognizing Good Work in Rural Colorado

August 2014

The Colorado Trust awarded $25,000 in grants to recognize nonprofits in Southwestern Colorado working to improve health and well-being in their communities.

Going Farther Together

April 2014

By Chris Armijo, The Colorado Trust The Colorado Trust’s new grant strategy focuses on building the health equity advocacy field.

Northwest Colorado Community Health Center

March 2010

In the remote ranching community of Craig, the safety-net clinic used to be open just two days a month. An extension of the local hospital, the clinic was struggling and rarely saw children. The Northwest Colorado Health took over the clinic and successfully mounted a massive effort to win designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2008. Now the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center boasts a full-time staff of medical and behavioral health experts and is open five days a week.

Advanced Pediatrics Associates

April 2009

For three decades, providers at Advanced Pediatrics have been committed to caring for all children, whether they have private insurance or depend on public programs like Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).

Safe2Tell: Breaking the Code of Silence

June 2008

Safe2Tell has proven to be a winning community engagement strategy that brings together students, school administrators and staff, law enforcement officials, and health and human services agencies to prevent violence and promote safety on school campuses and in communities across Colorado.

Ensuring Safe and Stimulating Child Care

April 2007

The quality of child care provided by Lill Leroux in Commerce City has increased tremendously as a result of training she received from Qualistar Early Learning.

The Dark Secrets of U.S. Medical Research

October 2021
Kristin Jones

Author and ethicist Harriet A. Washington detailed the medical profession’s role in the abuse of African-Americans, and suggested reforms, in the latest presentation of The Trust’s Health Equity Learning Series.

Payability Study

January 2008

A new study describes the factors that influence Coloradans' ability to pay for health coverage. Kristen Castor, a participant in the study, shares her story of struggling to pay for quality health care.

Three Ways We Are Hurting Our Children

October 2021
Kristin Jones

A report on the prosperity, education and health of Colorado children finds that they are suffering from the effects of deliberate policies and practices, new and old.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.