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
November 2010
Children's Healthy Mental Development: What State Policymakers Need to Know – Issue Brief

This issue brief offers policymakers an action checklist for developing state policies and practices that support the healthy mental development of young children, and provides examples of such policies and practices already in place in Colorado. As well, the brief lists federal funding available to bolster state and local efforts to improve children's healthy mental development.

October 2010
Comparison of Provisions from Colorado's Blue Ribbon Commission for Health Care Reform and Federal Health Care Reform – Issue Brief

This issue brief commissioned by The Colorado Trust, and authored by the two lead staff members of the Colorado's Blue Ribbon Commission on Healthcare Reform (the 208 Commission), Tracy L. Johnson, PhD and Sarah Schulte, MHSA, shows that there is significant agreement between our state's recommendations and the new federal law.

June 2010
The Magnitude of Underinsurance in Colorado – Issue Brief

Prepared for The Colorado Trust by the Colorado Health Institute, this issue brief is based on data from the 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (which later became the the Colorado Health Access Survey). Key findings show that 650,000 Coloradans were underinsured—almost the same number as uninsured residents—and, although individuals over 65 years old usually have Medicare, the highest rate of underinsurance occured among this age group. As well, underinsured Coloradans were more likely to forego medical care and/or report problems paying medical bills than those Coloradans deemed adequately insured.

May 2010
Building Public Will to Achieve Access to Health – Issue Brief

This brief provides an overview of the concept of public will-building, and looks at how it may serve as an important means to help achieve access to health. In addition to describing actions and experiences within each phase of building public will, the brief also provides a case study of how this approach has impacted environmental awareness.

May 2010
2009 Annual Report

The Colorado Trust's 2009 Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of those we have the privilege to work with, and briefly outlines our work ahead to realize access to health for all Coloradans.

April 2010
Early Childhood Systems Building from a Community Perspective – Issue Brief

Even when children and their families have access to support services from a variety of programs and organizations—such as early learning centers, nutrition programs, and pediatric, nursing, dental and mental health care providers—there are challenges in connecting families to these services. The result is that families often have a difficult time learning about, applying for and taking advantage of the services that could benefit their children. This issue brief, prepared for The Colorado Trust by Julia Coffman of the Center for Evaluation Innovation and Susan Parker of Clear Thinking Communications, explains systems building as an intentional, organized way to create or improve a system of early care and education services for children.

December 2009
Addressing Colorado's Primary Care Provider Shortage - 2010 Public Policy Agenda

Developed by the Colorado Health Care Professions Workforce Policy Collaborative, this analysis of the primary care provider shortage in Colorado is intended to inform policymakers, health care professionals, workforce experts, educators and others. Specifically, the report details six policy recommendations to help address the shortage in 2010—from enacting policies to support adequate reimbursement for primary care providers, to increasing public funding for health professions education programs and optimizing effectiveness of loan programs.


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