Supported the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative's work to increase awareness and educate health consumers statewide about barriers to health access, and strengthen advocacy efforts for policy changes to increase access to health care.
HCPF conducted the 2008 Colorado Statewide Household Survey to understand state-specific uninsurance and underinsurance rates, as well as factors that influence and are associated with these rates, to inform state policy decisions related to insurance and establish baseline data by which the state can monitor progress in expanding health coverage.
Funding to provide a meaningful voice for ethnically and geographically diverse health consumers, including faith communities, on mental health, health and behavioral health.
Supported the Colorado Rural Health Center's efforts to ensure that state policy and health leaders understand and support the health needs of rural Colorado through a combination of efforts including research, education, communications and advocacy.
Helped members of Colorado's south and southeastern communities to identify their health needs and advocate for improved access to health care, in partnership with CSU-Pueblo's Hasan School of Business, Action 22 Foundation, the San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center and the Center for Immigrant and Community Integration, Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo.
Supported the Dr. A.J. Kauvar Foundation's work to provide scholarships to religious leaders to participate in an intensive seminar focused on increasing their knowledge about access to health care policy issues in Colorado; provide them with effective models and strategies to foster health advocacy; and develop an action plan to strengthen their congregations' involvement in advancing health care reform.
Support for the Innovation Network to lead a team of Colorado evaluators in partnering with select Trust grantees to measure the effectiveness of their advocacy efforts to expand access to health in a changing health policy landscape.
Together with the University of Denver's Center for Colorado's Economic Future, the New America Foundation developed an in-depth report on the economic case for health reform. This report assessed and explained the balance between the likely costs of reform and the potential economic benefits of reform so that business leaders, policymakers and the public could have a more informed debate about Colorado's self-interest in health system reform.
Brought together a diverse coalition of business, labor and advocacy organizations to collectively educate communities statewide about the opportunity to achieve meaningful health care reform, engage in ongoing discussions about solutions to the health care crisis and encourage lawmakers to take action.