An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications, mostly in English, from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.Showing 10 of 207 results
July 2011
Early Childhood Councils: Effective Planning Processes for Health Systems Integration - Case Study

In 2008, The Colorado Trust launched a grant strategy designed to better integrate local health practitioners and health care services into the existing efforts of Early Childhood Councils. This ongoing effort sought to integrate local systems of care in order to meet the health care needs of children. However, to effectively realize such a vision required deliberate, smart planning. This case study, conducted by the Center for Systems Integration, discusses the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the planning grant process, including a set of key recommendations for funders to consider.

May 2011
2010 Annual Report

The Colorado Trust's 2010 Annual Report highlights our 25th anniversary year. It honors the work of our partners over the past quarter-century and notes the work of our grantees during the past year in our shared efforts to realize access to health for all Coloradans. Trust Chairwoman Kathryn A. Paul and President and CEO Ned Calonge, MD, MPH share observations on challenges encountered, progress made and the changing health care landscape in the face of federal health care reform. The report also includes a list of all Trust grantees and detailed financial information.

February 2011
The Economic Impact of Health Reform on Colorado - Issue Brief

This brief highlights findings from an in-depth, Colorado-specific study that assessed the effect of health care reform on the Colorado economy. The study, which began prior to the passage of federal health care reform, was based on the recommendations of Colorado's 208 Commission. Conducted by the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization, and validated by The University of Denver's Center for Colorado's Economic Future, the study was commissioned and supported by The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Foundation. This companion issue brief summarizes the full study and updates selected findings to reflect the specifics of the Affordable Care Act.

January 2011
The Future of Colorado Health Care: An Economic Analysis of Health Care Reform and the Impact on Colorado's Economy

This study from the New America Foundation and the University of Denver's Center for Colorado's Economic Future considered the economic consequences of doing nothing to change the current system of health coverage and the delivery of health care services, and conversely, the costs and benefits of increasing health insurance coverage, as well as the costs and benefits of reforming the health care delivery system. The report was intended to provide the state's policy and business leaders with an increased ability to make well-informed decisions about the future of health care in Colorado.

January 2011
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief – Uninsured Coloradans: Who Will be Newly Covered Under Health Care Reform? Who Will Remain Uninsured?

If recent federal and state reforms were in place today, the number of uninsured Coloradans would be reduced by more than two-thirds. Who would be newly insured, and how? Who would remain uninsured? Examination of the health status and health care needs of those who will be newly covered provides insights into the implications of expanding coverage.

January 2011
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief – Why Coloradans are Uninsured and the Likely Effects of Health Care Reform?

Approximately 14 percent of Coloradans do not have health insurance. While the reasons vary by demographic and employment-related factors, overwhelmingly the number one reason is cost. The numerous reasons Coloradans report for being uninsured are examined, as well as how recent state and federal health care reforms might mitigate these factors.

January 2011
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - Reaching "Mixed Insured" Families: A Key to Success of the Health Insurance Exchange

Thirty percent of Coloradans—1.5 million people—live in families where some members have health insurance and others don't. Many in this group are uninsured parents with insured children. But research shows that parents without insurance tend to delay or do without care for their insured children. This brief examines "mixed insurance" families and the challenge they present to policymakers and advocates who want to improve health care access for children.

November 2010
The Effectiveness of Boosting Public Health Insurance Enrollment Through Community Events – Issue Brief

While many organizations rely on community festivals and other events as a primary means of reaching out to and enrolling children in Family Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Plus (CHP+), little research has been done on their effectiveness. Prepared for The Colorado Trust by Alisa J. Velonis, MPH, and Debbi Main, PhD, of the University of Colorado Denver, this issue brief provides an examination of the effectiveness of these methods for increasing enrollment among The Trust's Expanding Outreach and Enrollment for Children and Youth grantees.

November 2010
Addressing Colorado's Primary Care Provider Shortage – 2011 Public Policy Agenda

Created in 2008 to better understand the complex nature of health care workforce policy and develop and support effective changes, the Colorado Health Professions Workforce Policy Collaborative—which is managed by the Colorado Rural Health Center—has released its 2011 recommendations for addressing the state's primary care provider shortage. The report defines the gap in providers and details five specific policy recommendations to help solve the shortage.


An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.