To acknowledge its 25th anniversary in 2010, The Trust granted $250,000 to strengthen the work of 10 nonprofit organizations and groups working across Colorado to improve health care for children:
- All Kids Covered 2010
- Bright Futures for Early Childhood
- Colorado Medical Home Initiative
- Denver Health – South High School-based Health Center
- Eagle Care Medical Clinic
- Family Medicine Center
- Northwest Colorado Health
- Pueblo City-County Health Department
- Southwest Open School School-based Health Center
- Summit Community Care Clinic
Support for an internship position in research, evaluation and strategic learning.
Supported production of the Frontline film Sick Around America, which explores the critical choices Americans face in attempting to access health coverage and care.
Conducted an evaluation of public insurance outreach and enrollment programs in community-based organizations funded by The Trust. The evaluation determined the programs’ impact on enrollment, retention and utilization of Colorado's public health insurance programs. For select grantees, the team also conducted a cost analysis to examine the cost per client of implementing a case management approach to Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Medicaid outreach, enrollment and retention.
Through a national conference held in Denver in February 2009 (co-sponsored by Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty), helped state leaders build on emerging best practices from around the country to integrate the health system into the broader early childhood development system. Co-sponsored the November 2010 BUILD Initiative national conference on the Health Community’s Role in Supporting Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development.
Researchers at Denver Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine used a randomized, controlled trial to determine the impact of Cavity Free at Three on the prevalence of dental caries in children under three years of age. The evaluation also assessed parent and caregiver satisfaction with the program, changes in knowledge and behavior of program trainees, and clinical barriers to program adoption. The evaluation was co-funded by The Trust, Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
Worked to identify and enroll eligible, but uninsured, children and youth in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+).
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)