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.
This report examines how the collection of race and ethnicity information from patients can help to reduce health disparities and create health equity. The report addresses the importance of data collection, legal mandates, and best practices to help health care providers collect and utilize the data.
This two-pager highlights The Trust's Health Equity and Race & Ethnicity Data report. It examines the importance of collecting race and ethnicity information as a means to help create health equity, and provides best practices on how to collect and utilize the data.
This paper examines the important role leaders play in promoting, guiding and supporting cultural competency development throughout a health care service organization. Leaders in health service organizations can use the paper to guide future efforts and assure all Coloradans receive quality, equitable health care.
This publication provides highlights from the report Health Equity and Leadership: The Importance of Leadership in Achieving Organizational Cultural Competency. It summarizes lessons learned from The Colorado Trust's Equality in Health initiative to help leaders achieve comprehensive organizational cultural-competency development.
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