Prevention is the key to improving our state’s overall health and reducing our health care costs. Therefore, Caring for Colorado is working to support and expand community-based health promotion and disease prevention programs. We are dedicated to helping Coloradans address the root causes of poor health and ultimately improve both individual and community health.
Caring for Colorado’s prevention funding is focused to:
- Integrate prevention activities within the delivery of health care services.
- Implement evidence-based and promising primary prevention programs.
- Support evidence-based chronic disease management programs.
Examples of Caring for Colorado Prevention Grants:
American Diabetes Association, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties
Offering Por Tu Familia, an evidence based diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention program for underserved Latinos.
Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County
Supporting the Community Infant Program, a home visitation program that pairs public health nurses and mental health providers with high-risk families to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Colorado Prevention Center, Archuleta County
Providing Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions, an evidence-based program designed to improving the health of individuals with heart disease and high blood pressure.
Invest in Kids, Statewide
Supporting The Incredible Years, an evidence-based early childhood program that works to improve the mental, social and emotional health of children ages 3-7.
Poudre School District, Larimer County
Providing preventive dental care, education and referral to a dental home for young children and their families in a school setting.
University of Colorado Foundation, Bent, Baca, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers and Crowley counties
Supporting Testing to Prevent Colon Cancer, a community education and marketing program that engages community members about colon cancer and colon cancer testing in order to improve rates of colon cancer testing in rural regions.