Changing the Face of Health and Dental Care in Rural Colorado

"Most people don’t realize that oral disease is the number one reason children miss school."

Grantee Stories
Harvest Peace of Mind - Colon Cancer Testing in Rural Colorado

“We’re still hearing stories of the effect of the program on people’s recent decisions to talk to their doctor about colon cancer prevention," explained Linda Zittleman, MSPH and associate director of HPRN.

Grantee Stories
Making a Difference - The 18th Judicial Wellness Court

“The collaboration between the mental health treatment team and the judicial team makes a difference,” said DiMaria. “The combination of accountability and praise from the bench as participants complete the program’s six phases goes along way in increasing their self esteem.”

Grantee Stories
Uncompahgre Medical Clinic

“At UMC, we serve as the primary care office, urgent care, ER and dentist office for more than 2,500 people in rural southwest Colorado. We serve an area the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined with patients living in 10 different zip codes,” explained Steven Siegel, executive director of UMC.

Grantee Stories
Tri-County Heath Network Brings SKIPPY to Local School Children

"Outcomes show that children who have received four or more SKIPPY treatments reduced their cavities to near zero."

Grantee Stories
CODOC - Providing Care to Colorado Communities

“CFC’s latest grant made us smarter,” explained Megan McDonald, program manager of CO-DOC. “We learned what it will take from a technology standpoint as we move forward and continue to expand the program. We interacted more with our existing partners, improving those relationships.”

Grantee Stories

Grant Application Deadlines

Friday March 4, 2016, 5PM

Friday October 7, 2016, 5PM

The online grant application for the March 4,2016 deadline is closed. Visit the Grantseekers page for more infomation. 

Caring for Colorado News

New Partnership with the Packard Foundation

Caring for Colorado is pleased to announce a new partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. In this partnership, Caring for Colorado will serve as the administrator of the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo. Read the full announcement here. To learn more about the Packard Foundation Fund for Pueblo, click here.


LAUNCH Together Planning Grantees Selected

Seven Colorado communities were recently awarded up to $55,000 for a LAUNCH Together planning grant to promote the social and emotional health and well-being of children and families. For the full press release, and a complete list of selected communities, click here.


SMILES Dental  Project  Updates

Follow the progress of the SMILES Dental Project and the selected planning communities. The most recent blog post highlights many of the developments and early accomplishments of the project in 2015. Visit the blog here. Also visit the twitter and facebook pages for continous project updates and news!



New Report

  • Click here to view a new report regarding the Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care, produced by the Eugene S. Farley Health Policy Center.

  • Click here to view the 2015 Colorado Health Access Survey Report, produced by Colorado Health Institute.

  • Click here to view Without A Net, regarding the status of oral health care within the safety net, produced by Colorado Health Institute.

  • Click here to view the progress report on Phase I of Caring for Colorado's Safety Net Initiative

  • Click here to view Ten Years of Oral Health Grantmaking, a review of Caring for Colorado's efforts to improve oral health in Colorado.