Discusses alternative approaches to grantmaking that have the potential to improve the health status of a community. The publication focuses on research into the effectiveness of building community capacity and its effects on the health of citizens.
This publication describes the effectiveness of building community capacity to improve the health status of community residents. The summary briefly discusses implications for grantmakers and describes The Colorado Trust's philosophy for using this approach in some of its grantmaking strategies.
An overview of the technical assistance offered to grantees under The Colorado Trust's Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families Initiative (SIRFI). Lessons learned and recommendations for other organizations offering technical assistance also are detailed within this report. The Organizational Assessment Process, a tool developed to help identify, design and deliver the appropriate technical assistance to SIRFI grantees, is included in the report.
Provides lessons learned by grantees, consultants and staff from five Colorado Trust initiatives that spanned most of the 1990s.
An overview of the Safe2Tell Hotline, which provides an anonymous means for young people across Colorado to both prevent and report violence or unsafe activities.
This five-page summary highlights findings from the full evaluation report of The Colorado Trust's seven-year Senior Wellness effort in which seniors across the state addressed issues of well-being through community collaboratives.
This learning paper tells the story of how 18 direct service, community organizing and policy advocacy organizations experimented with ways to align their health equity advocacy efforts and take collective action. It provides some of the tools that the Cohort developed to invite the involvement of individuals and organizations with various levels of advocacy capacity. Lastly, it shares lessons for others interested in collective equity-focused advocacy.
Social media strategies are essential parts of many advocacy campaigns. This brief provides tips and guidance learned from Project Health Colorado and introduces five steps to develop a social media strategy that can engage audiences.
A description of promising strategies to strengthen health professions training, including: creating awareness and readiness among students; supporting and expanding training opportunities; and promoting employer efforts and community partnerships to recruit and retain health professionals. Preliminary findings indicate that these three components together contribute toward a long-term solution to the shortage of health professionals.
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.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.