This issue brief examines why Coloradans are uninsured, including their ability and willingness to pay for health insurance, how much they believe they can afford and what they now pay for out-of-pocket expenses. The brief also addresses the consequences of being uninsured in Colorado. This brief is based on an in-depth analysis of data from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS).
This issue brief describes and discusses how a systematic and ongoing data exchange between community-based organizations and the state can minimize enrollment barriers. In particular, this brief describes how such a data exchange was implemented through the creation of the Client Assistance Tool (CAT)—an information and tracking system designed to help Trust grantees monitor their outreach and enrollment efforts—and its associated CAT feedback reports.
Highlights primary care public-policy advances attributable to the Colorado Health Professions Workforce Policy Collaborative and recommends policy solutions for future advances.
This report provides critical information on Colorado-specific mental health and substance use disorder treatment needs, funding, progress made in the coordination and integration of behavioral health services since 2003, continued barriers to care and long-term recommendations for the state.
This report highlights findings from the 2011 update to The Status of Behavioral Health Care in Colorado report. It provides information about the current landscape of public and private mental health and substance use disorder care in Colorado, to support the efforts of those working to improve behavioral health care.
This report details findings from the evaluation of Advancing Colorado's Mental Health Care project grantees' efforts to improve the coordination and integration of mental health services for adults with serious mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbances. This includes lessons for health and education agencies pursuing integration work, and for funders and policymakers. This six-year project was jointly funded by Caring for Colorado Foundation, the Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust and The Denver Foundation.
This two-page fact sheet provides at-a-glance information about the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), an extensive survey of health insurance, access and utilization in Colorado. It notes the unique attributes of CHAS, the geographic coverage of the survey, survey methodology and how to learn more about the survey and its detailed findings.
This brief highlights the initial findings of the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), an extensive survey of health insurance, access and utilization in Colorado. The findings highlighted in this brief include the numbers of uninsured and underinsured Coloradans; effects of cost, unemployment and a weak economy; and the impact of uninsurance on Coloradans' ability to access and utilize health care services.
This evaluation report details findings of the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's Supporting Immigrant and Refugees initiative, conducted by Community Science. The detailed report includes the grantees' strategies, activities and accomplishments; conditions and factors that affected their work; what was sustained at the end of their grant support; and the lessons learned.
This brief summarizes findings from the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's Immigrant Integration initiative, and provides a few of the critical lessons learned to inform efforts by funders, community leaders and others interested in advancing the integration of immigrants in their communities and states.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.