The Colorado Trust continued its sponsorship of the Health Equity Learning Series for a second year in 2014, with a goal of increasing awareness and understanding of health equity. This report summarizes lessons learned and action items from the presentations of four national experts at three events.
Social media strategies are essential parts of many advocacy campaigns. This brief provides tips and guidance learned from Project Health Colorado and introduces five steps to develop a social media strategy that can engage audiences.
Storytelling is an important strategy for persuading audiences across many different issues. This brief focuses on the internal elements used to persuade different audiences and identifies key guidelines to help advocates choose which stories to share.
Project Health Colorado was a community-focused effort designed to engage individuals and organizations in discussions about improving health care. This brief explores the experience of one organization, Together Colorado, and their efforts to engage and support faith leaders in advocating for access to health care, including how they worked with leaders and tips for building public will and mobilizing new advocates around a particular issue.
The Colorado Trust's 2013 Annual Report highlights the foundation's strategic transition toward a focus on health equity and reducing health disparities across Colorado. It also recaps the latest Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) findings and important health policy advancements, including Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
To increase awareness and understanding of health equity, The Colorado Trust sponsored its first Health Equity Learning Series in 2013. This report summarizes the knowledge and advice gleaned from national experts who presented during the series. The publication also features stories from organizations working toward achieving health equity and Coloradans impacted by disparities.
Project Health Colorado supported people throughout the state to discuss health care and how it could be improved. Conversations and interactions about access to health can be challenging. This brief, prepared by Spark Policy Institute, explores the experiences of Project Health Colorado messengers, highlighting the interpersonal skills needed to engage the public in difficult discussions.
This two-pager highlights The Trust's Health Equity and Racial and Ethnic Workforce Diversity report, including opportunities for health care organizations to address health inequities, barriers organizations face and factors that lead to successfully diversifying the workforce.
This report examines the makeup of the health care workforce in Colorado, health equity provisions in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that pertain to workforce diversity and misconceptions that stand as barriers to diversifying the health care workforce.
Before funding the Health Equity Advocacy strategy, The Colorado Trust commissioned a study of the existing advocacy field in Colorado. Based on the results of an online survey and 30 interviews, this executive summary describes the field, identifies strengths and weaknesses of the field, and offers strategies for building the field.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.