The Colorado Trust's 2016 Annual Report explores the foundation’s progress and milestones in its Community Partnerships grantmaking approach, which promotes resident-led approaches to advancing health equity in communities across the state. The report also examines the field-building work and collaboration taking place in the 18-grantee Health Equity Advocacy strategy; how the Health Equity Learning Series has deepened its impact by way of professionally facilitated community discussions; and the final honoree in the 10-year John R. Moran, Jr. Grantee Leadership Award.
The Colorado Trust’s 2017 Year in Review provides progress updates for the foundation’s core funding areas. The 18 Health Equity Advocacy grantees refined their collaboration to focus on racial equity; the first resident teams in the Community Partnerships effort moved closer to creating health equity implementation plans; and The Trust announced the creation of a new, second track for Health Equity Learning Series grantees.
A History of The Colorado Trust authored by former Trust President and CEO John R. Moran, Jr. This 168-page book provides intimate insights on those who created and helped to shape the foundation, and details the foundation's many efforts to serve the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.
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.
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.
In 2005, The Colorado Trust funded Equality in Health, a five-year, $13.1 million initiative to decrease health disparities in Colorado by increasing cultural competency of health care organizations serving racial and ethnic minorities. Community Science, a social research and evaluation firm, conducted an evaluation of the first cohort of grantees. The results of this evaluation, as well as lessons learned, can be found in this report.
An overview of the three-year Adult Immunization & Health Screening and Education Project carried out by the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (CVNA). During that time, the CVNA administered over 8,000 flu shots and over 100 hepatitis A and B series shots to high-risk minority adults, and screened high-risk adults for diabetes and high total cholesterol. The results of these efforts were encouraging, including improved dietary and lifestyle changes among participants.
An overview of the joint effort of the Caring for Colorado Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Denver Foundation and The Colorado Health Foundation to support human services agencies, mental health care providers and others to improve the integration and coordination of mental health services in Colorado communities.
Foundations are increasingly investing in advocacy as a way to achieve policy change. This report summarizes recent research commissioned by The Trust reviewing options funders have to pursue advocacy grantmaking, as well as the implications of the choices on the outcomes they can expect to achieve. Considerations for foundation staffing, board involvement, grantee selection and evaluation are also discussed.
Conducted by the National Research Center, this evaluation provides an overview of the initiative's range of after-school programs, a summary of the findings and discussion of the outcomes. Overall, findings show that youth reported improvements in their positive life choices, sense of self, core values, cultural competency, life skills, community involvement and academic success as a result of participating in the after-school programs.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.