An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications, mostly in English, from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.Showing 10 of 209 results
November 2008
Supporting Immigrant Integration in Colorado – Lessons Learned

Beginning in 2004, The Colorado Trust—along with the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning and Community Science—worked to promote immigrant integration statewide. For policymakers, community advocates, academics, foundations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations, this publication details lessons learned by the 19 communities funded by The Trust to develop and implement comprehensive, local integration plans.

April 2020
The Colorado Trust 2019 Year in Review

The 2019 Year in Review looks at milestones and progress in our work to advance the health and well-being of all Coloradans. An expanding Community Partnerships strategy supported people building power in communities like Pueblo, Saguache, Sheridan and Yuma. A cohort of 18 advocacy nonprofits saw legislative advocacy success and increased their cohesion and capacity as a field. And the first graduating class of Community Leaders in Health Equity celebrated completing an in-depth program that raises awareness about systemic oppression and its impacts on well-being.

December 1995
The Colorado Trust's First Ten Years

Highlights major activities of The Trust from its inception in 1985. Year-by-year summaries describe the evolution of the foundation from establishing its first mission statement to developing its Vision 2000. Photographs illustrate Colorado and its people.

May 2012
The Colorado Trust’s Advocacy Funding Strategy: Lessons Learned for Funders of Advocacy Efforts & Evaluations

Advocacy was imperative to The Colorado Trust's vision of achieving access to health for all Coloradans. Yet conducting effective advocacy, and implementing an effective advocacy funding strategy and evaluation, proved challenging. This report shares The Trust's experiences toward achieving an open-learning process for grantees and foundation staff, and toward preparing a field of advocates to address the issues of our time.

April 2009
The Cost of Care: Can Coloradans Afford Health Care? (Executive Summary)

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.

April 2009
The Cost of Care: Can Coloradans Afford Health Care? (Full Report)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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