Caring for Colorado works to create and strengthen systems of care so that people can receive comprehensive, high quality health care. To do so, we support efforts to:
- Develop integrated health care services and systems to ensure that people can receive physical, mental and oral health services in one location or through integrated referral networks.
- Improve the quality of care provided. We support the implementation of clinical guidelines in the primary care setting; encourage the use of evidence-based programs; and support efforts to improve patient safety.
Redesign health care delivery so that access, quality and outcomes are improved.
Examples of Caring for Colorado systems grants:
Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network, Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties
Adding a mental health therapist to the treatment team for the 18th Judicial District's Mental Health Court.
Marillac Clinic, Mesa County
Improving the quality of cardiovascular care provided at Marillac Clinic by evaluating and ensuring adherence to clinical guidelines and behavioral health interventions.
St. Anthony Health Foundation, Adams, Arapahoe and Denver counties
Providing integrated physical and behavioral health services at the St. Anthony Family Physician residency training site and training future family physicians in this delivery model.
Salud Family Health Centers, Adams and Larimer counties
Purchasing an ultrasound system that will enhance the quality of prenatal diagnostic services offered at Salud clinics.
Axis Health System, Dolores and Montezuma counties
Constructing a new health clinic in Cortez where mental health and physical health services will be provided via an integrated delivery model.
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Aging Center (CU Aging Center), El Paso County
Supporting the CU Aging Center at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, in partnership with Peak Vista Community Health Center, to provide integrated physical and behavioral health services for vulnerable, underserved seniors.