Grant Examples: Improve Health Care Delivery
Examples of grants in this Funding Strategy include:
Colorado Community Health Network — A two-year grant will help 14 safety net clinic sites throughout Colorado transform into patient-centered medical homes. The medical home approach provides care for the patient as a "whole person" and helps to coordinate patient care across the entire health care system. Quality, safety and access of care are central to the culture of the patient-centered medical home concept.
Health TeamWorks — Health TeamWorks is working to redesign the health care delivery system and promote integrated communities of care. A three-year grant from the Foundation enables Health TeamWorks to work primary care clinics with adopting evidence-based clinical guidelines. The goal is to increase quality and patient safety, decrease costs and improve satisfaction for patients and their health care teams.
Sunrise Community Health Center/Larimer Center for Mental Health — Two Northern Colorado health centers expanded health services to the region's underserved through a co-location arrangement funded by the Foundation. The grant supports integrating behavioral health services at Sunrise Community Health Center and primary physical health care services at the Larimer Center for Mental Health. Together, the two organizations provide comprehensive primary and mental health services for nearly 34,000 children and adults in the region.
Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) — A three-year, $4.8 million grant will help CIVHC achieve its mission to implement statewide strategic initiatives to improve the health of Coloradans, contain costs and ensure better value in health care. Established in 2008 by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, CIVHC received financial support and office space from the Foundation while establishing itself as an independent nonprofit.