Caring for Colorado Foundation Announces Nearly $2.9 Million in Health Care Grants Throughout Colorado
DENVER –September 2012- The Caring for Colorado Foundation awarded nearly $2.9 million in grant funds to 65 non-profit organizations throughout Colorado to boost health care in the following areas: mental and dental health, prevention programs, case management/care coordination, infrastructure, transportation, Colorado's safety net, and the health professions workforce. Statewide grants are listed below.
Caring for Colorado is a health grantmaking foundation working to increase health and health care access statewide. For more information, please visit www.caringforcolorado.org.
Brent’s Place (Brent Eley Foundation)$20,00 CFC funding will provide services for rural Colorado children and families at Brent’s Place - the region’s only hospital-approved housing for immuno-compromised children with cancer.
Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, $50,000 CFC funding will continue to support the Care and Career Transitions: Innovations in Home Healthcare project which works to strengthen the ability of Colorado’s home health nursing workforce to provide quality, accessible home health care.
Colorado Commission on Aging $25,000 This grant will support Senior Source which is a multimedia initiative that utilizes television, the Internet, call-in lines and on-site seminars to educate Colorado residents about important issues and available resources for older adults and their caregivers.
Colorado Gerontological Society $47,750 This grant will help increase enrollment of approximately 11 percent of Colorado’s Medicare population - nearly 70,000 individuals - who are eligible but not enrolled in Medicare’s low-income subsidy program and/or savings program.
Community Resource Center, $10,000 This grant will be used to help support Rural Philanthropy Days.
Dental Lifeline Network, $25,000 CFC funding will link low-income, disabled, elderly or medically at-risk adults with volunteer dentists who will provide free care to those whose health is compromised due to dental disease.
Denver Children’s Home, $30,000 Denver Children’s Home provides comprehensive therapeutic and educational care for Colorado’s abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families. This grant will support an intensive, home-based, mental health treatment program for vulnerable children and families.
Invest in Kids, $25,000 CFC funding will support the Incredible Years Program which is an evidence-based early childhood program that works to improve the mental, social and emotional health of children ages three to seven years.
Mount Saint Vincent Home (MSV), Inc., $32,190 MSV provides residential and day treatment for children with severe mental health and psychiatric needs. The program serves 70 children annually. CFC funding will support therapeutic residential mental health treatment and provide health promotion activities for children receiving care.
Regis University, $70,000 This funding will be used to expand the health simulation lab and to train nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and health administration students in interprofessional teams.
Rose Community Foundation, $10,000 CFC funding will support the Early Child Mental Health Assessment Project which will indentify opportunities to invest in early child hood mental health prevention and intervention services in rural frontier communities.
University of Colorado Foundation, University of Colorado at Denver, $50,000 With this grant in support of the BA/BS-MD program, CFC will invest in Colorado’s future physician workforce by supporting 30 diverse students pursuing an undergraduate degree with the intention of continuing on to medical school.
Tennyson Center for Children at Colorado Christian Home, $53,720 Tennyson Center for Children is among the leading mental health treatment facilities for at-risk, abused and neglected children in the Rocky Mountain Region. This grant will support a newly established unit to provide behavioral health crisis intervention services to children and adolescents.
University of Colorado Foundation on behalf of Health Policy Solutions, $25,000 CFC funding will support the Health Policy Solutions website which provides coverage of health care issues and promotes informed debate among policy makers, healthcare practitioners, opinion leaders and interested citizens.