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“We know babies aren’t born with instructions, and even if they were, those instructions would not fit your child or your circumstances.”Grantee Stories
“Prior to coming to Summit County Community Care Clinic, I did not have health care. It’s such an incredible experience for me to be able to walk into a place like this and get affordable health care that matches my means.”Grantee Stories
“Through most of La Puente’s history, families simply arrived at our door at a point of crisis. Now with our partnership with Caring for Colorado, we can go out into the community and begin to connect people to the services that they need.”Grantee Stories
“The people that we serve come from all over. Your neighbors, my neighbors, they’re individuals, families, and most of them are really hardworking people but don’t make a living wage.”Grantee Stories
“Our providers are now able to do a warm hand off to the social workers…they end up peeling off all the different layers of the disparities they are trying to treat and it gets to the behavioral health need of the patient.”Grantee Stories
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On Dec. 9, the Community College of Denver (CCD) Dental Hygiene School graduated the first class of its new Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR) continuing education course, a requirement of Colorado’s ITR permit process. Among the 19 pioneering graduates, 12 are RDHs representing grantees of the SMILES Dental Project – an initiative supported by the Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Colorado Health Foundation. Read the full press release here.
Caring for Colorado Foundation is proud to celebrate $100 million in grantmaking this year! We are grateful to all the partners including individuals and organizations who have made this milestone possible. For a brief overview of all that has been accomplished leading up to this milestone, click here. You can also view some of the current and previous board members' reflections on the foundation's work here. To view the videos highlighting some of our long term community partners visit our YouTube page.
Together with our seven funding partners, we are excited to announce four Colorado community agencies have been awarded LAUNCH Together implementation grants. Read the full press release here.
Caring for Colorado, together with our funding partner, the Colorado Health Foundation, are happy to announce grant awards for the SMILES Dental Project. Click here to read the full press release!
2016 Annual Report - A letter from our President/CEO and Board Chair
Click here to view Caring for Colorado's $100 Million in grantmaking report.
Click here to view the Final Report of our Safety Net Initiative.
Caring for Colorado's 2015 Annual Report is now available. Click here to view the 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 Ten Years of Oral Health Grantmaking, a review of Caring for Colorado's efforts to improve oral health in Colorado.