Provided scholarships to health professions students at Regis University's Rueckert-Hartman School for Health Professions and the School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center.
Supporting the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence in expanding the leadership skills of some 140 frontline nurses to implement quality initiatives that improve patient care statewide. The program built on evidence gained from a HRSA-funded nurse leadership program.
A multi-state, quasi-experimental evaluation of the Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) model in Colorado was conducted by the Harvard University School of Public Health. This evaluation identified factors associated with the implementation of the PCMH model as well as the outcomes related to patient and physician experiences, changes in quality of care measures and cost. With claims data from the participating insurance companies, the evaluation examined utilization and costs for patients in the pilot sites relative to similar patients in the comparison groups.
Through the Colorado Area Health Education Center, supported Cavity Free at Three in preventing oral disease in young children statewide by changing delivery systems, and strengthening the capacity of safety nets to provide preventive oral health services to high-risk, high-need pregnant women and their babies (up to age 3). Educated dentists, physicians, nurses, dental hygienists and public health practitioners about early childhood caries, and provided them tools to further promote oral disease prevention education and services. Co-funded with Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Rose Community Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.
Funding to strengthen HCPF staff, planning, outreach and public education efforts to support the development and implementation of health care system improvements in Colorado. As well, through the Colorado Governor's Building Blocks to Health Care Reform and Executive Order D 005 08, the establishment of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) to identify and pursue strategies for quality improvement, cost containment and improved population health.
Supported a staff position in the Colorado Governor's Policy Office to assist with the implementation of laws that will increase access to health for all Coloradans.