Features the recipient of The Colorado Trust's 2009 Grantee Leadership Award and an overview of a project that analyzes the economic impact of health care. Also includes an interview with the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a wrap-up of the successful Colorado 5 Million Lives Campaign, and announcements of The Trust's new website, publication and broadcasts.
This report by Colorado Covering Kids and Families examines Colorado's Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) eligibility and enrollment process, and the barriers applicants face in securing Medicaid and CHP+ coverage. Based on a comprehensive review of administrative and policy options and best practices, the report provides policy recommendations to help guide Colorado's decision-makers in their work to simplify the path to Medicaid and CHP+ coverage.
Conducted by the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care with support from The Colorado Trust, this 2009 scan provides an inventory of patient safety initiatives, educational programs, research, advocacy and public awareness campaigns in Colorado.
In the health care debate, there are three critical areas that policymakers must consider: adequacy, accessibility and affordability. Conducted by the Colorado Center on Law & Policy and its partners at Colorado Voices for Coverage (and co-funded by The Colorado Trust), this study explored such questions as: What does affordability mean for Colorado families? How should policymakers address affordability? What definition of affordability ensures that all Coloradans have access to health care? The study is based on research resulting from nearly 100 community budget workshops conducted throughout Colorado, where approximately 1,000 families under 500 percent of the Federal Poverty Level were surveyed.
This 2009 report, issued jointly by Mental Health America of Colorado and The Colorado Trust, updates both the state's 1998 Suicide Prevention and Intervention Plan to address Colorado's historically high suicide rate, as well as The Trust's 2002 report Suicide in Colorado, which documented the problem of suicide across the state and identified suicide-prevention resources. The report details key facts and figures about the suicide rate in Colorado, many of the prevention achievements in the past 10 years, and recommendations to strengthen suicide prevention and awareness efforts into the future.
This Issue Brief, by Charles Bruner, PhD, Executive Director of the Child & Family Policy Center, highlights how the health system can help to improve children's healthy development and school readiness, and how policies can help ensure that young children receive preventive and developmental health care.
Trusted Hands was a new approach to enrolling traditionally hard-to-reach children in public health insurance programs. This issue brief, prepared by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver, detailed both the advantages and challenges of the strategy.
Evaluation findings from The Trust's Health Professions effort, and recommended strategies to increase and sustain Colorado’s health professions workforce. For example, creating awareness and readiness for health professions training; providing flexible training options and reaching out to students in rural areas; supporting faculty development and clinical training opportunities; expanding the reach and content of training programs; and strengthening community partnerships for recruitment and retention of health professionals.
Highlights the work of Clínica Tepeyac, a grantee of The Trust's Expanding Outreach and Enrollment for Children and Youth strategy; as well as the efforts of ECHO & Family Center, one of Colorado's 31 Early Childhood Councils awarded grants from The Trust. Also featured are the Collaborative Scopes of Care Study, The Trust's Health Professions Workforce Policy Collaborative, and several publications and journal articles related to Trust initiatives.
Highlights the Safe2Tell program, including the far-reaching impact of providing students in all Colorado schools an increased ability to both prevent and report violence by making anonymous calls to 1-877-542-SAFE. The publication also illustrates through stories and interviews the value of Safe2Tell among families and communities, necessary steps and resources to implement the program, and the hotline's long-term sustainability achieved through legislation.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.