Supported Regis University efforts to prepare practicing nurses to work with other health care professionals toward more efficient, effective and interdisciplinary health care systems—from assessing and improving quality of care to improving health outcomes, shaping health care policy, and developing new models of health care delivery.
Developed and implemented a statewide train-the-trainer and toolkit model to promote and support use of the new Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK), an online application to help individuals and families apply online for medical and food assistance benefits.
Helped communities define and act on their own vision of a healthy community. Twenty-eight communities across the state participated in this effort and their improvements ranged from creating a bus system, medical and dental clinics and community centers to establishing programs that provide for positive youth development, quality child care, senior wellness and more.
Supported the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Colorado Health Service Corps Educational Loan Forgiveness program (Office of Primary Care), to improve the health of Colorado's underserved and vulnerable populations by alleviating health disparities resulting from a shortage of primary health care professionals. This purpose was achieved in part by repaying all or a portion of the educational loan debt of primary care health professionals who agreed to practice in a community with a known shortage of providers for a period of service.
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.
Through a combination of communications, advocacy, leadership, media and network-building efforts, Project Health Colorado helped to increase awareness, understanding and support for making health coverage and health care work better for every Coloradan. This effort to build public will for improved access to health blended grassroots strategies and an overarching communications campaign. Project Health Colorado also included a rigorous, independent evaluation plan to gauge progress toward the overall intended outcomes of the strategy. Learn more.
Assets for Colorado Youth was a statewide effort to promote the national Search Institute’s developmental assets—common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
Supported the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Office of Suicide Prevention in training individuals throughout Colorado to be suicide prevention "gatekeepers"—those likely to come into contact with individuals who may be at risk for suicide and connect the suicidal person to the resource(s) he/she needs.