Approximately 14 percent of Coloradans do not have health insurance. While the reasons vary by demographic and employment-related factors, overwhelmingly the number one reason is cost. The numerous reasons Coloradans report for being uninsured are examined, as well as how recent state and federal health care reforms might mitigate these factors.
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.
Highlights include an overview of The Trust's statewide grantee conference, including comments from keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone. This edition also pays tribute to John R. Moran, Jr., The Trust's departing President and CEO, and introduces his successor, Irene M. Ibarra. Additionally, the newsletter welcomes three community members to The Trust's Investment and Audit committees.
Highlights The Trust's Bullying Prevention and Colorado School Health Improvement efforts, and focuses on strengthening patient care and safety through the Colorado 5 Million Lives Campaign. Featured publications include: Solving Colorado’s Health Professions Shortage – Initial Lessons Learned from the Health Professions Initiative Evaluation; Gatekeepers: Helping to Prevent Suicide in Colorado; The Importance of Culture in Evaluation: a Practical Guide for Evaluators; and Equality in Health: An Annotated Bibliography with Resources on Health Disparities and Cultural and Linguistic Competency.
As part of The Trust's strategies to improve health systems and expand Colorado's health care workforce, this newsletter highlights the efforts of the following grantees: Partnership for a Healthy Colorado, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics and the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. The newsletter further describes a new bullying prevention resource and links to the 2007 Annual Report.
This edition of The Colorado Trust's quarterly newsletter features two grantees—Doctors Care and Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics—that are working to increase the availability of care. Additional articles highlight the San Luis Valley's new Health Access Program, and link to The Trust's 2008 Annual Report. Also presented is a model for evaluating advocacy efforts, and details about new Trust website and social media features.
Barbara Coloroso, author of The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander, headlines this newsletter edition announcing The Trust’s Bullying Prevention initiative. Other articles highlight The Trust’s Health Professions initiative and Colorado 100k Lives Campaign, as well as the availability of Smart Chart, an online communications planning tool.
Highlights the progress of the Safe2Tell hotline, an anonymous reporting system to help youth prevent violence. There is also news about the planned retirement of John R. Moran, Jr., President and CEO; an upcoming event focused on substance abuse among women and girls; recognition of young people in Roaring Fork Valley schools for their successful bullying prevention efforts; and information about The Trust's 2005 Annual Report.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.