Provided technical assistance to nurse education programs statewide to incorporate six quality and safety competencies, including patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety and informatics (i.e., using information and technology to share knowledge, mitigate errors and support decision making). Based on key findings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national pilot to implement quality and safety education in nurse curricula. (Visit QSEN online)
Supported the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence to conduct a study to identify effective models and systems that involve direct care nurses in decisions related to patient care and nurse work environments.
Backed efforts by the Colorado Rural Health Center to administer the Colorado Rural Outreach Program, to help offset the educational loan debts of approximately 20 health professionals annually in exchange for their commitment to practice in a rural area.
Educated the business community about health care issues and engaged business leaders in seeking solutions on how to expand and improve access to health.
Given the various options to expand health coverage—whether through an individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase health insurance or any plan to expand coverage through low-cost insurance products—the Colorado Center on Law & Policy conducted an affordability study to help policymakers, health advocates and consumers understand the factors that influence Coloradans' ability to pay for health coverage.