Measurable Results Findings
In the interest of accountability, we have begun releasing completed Measurable Results data to the public. These numbers provide an early sampling of how we are working with our partners to achieve our vision.
To gain an understanding of how we are doing in each of our community outcome areas, we analyze data from groups of similar grantees that have completed at least one year's worth of work.
These results are based on grants approved in 2009, with 100 percent of the grantees reporting information in all but one of the categories.
The findings to date:
- 20 grants funded by the Foundation increased the number of children and adults who engage in moderate or vigorous physical activity by 5,564
- 8 grants funded by the Foundation increased the number of children who receive healthy meals at school and have access to healthy vending choices by 18,222
- 11 grants funded by the Foundation increased the number of children and adults who have adequate health coverage by 11,261
- 16 grants funded by the Foundation increased enrollment of eligible Coloradans in Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) by 2,837
- 28 grants funded by the Foundation increased the number of underserved Coloradans who receive integrated care by 44,291*
Based on conservative estimates from grants awarded in 2009 and 2010, our grantees' work impacted the following:
- Approximately 27,000 Coloradans through Healthy Living grants
- Approximately 11,000 Coloradans through Health Coverage grants
- Approximately 52,000 Coloradans through Health Care grants
*Only 93 percent of the grantees completed their reporting in this category.
Based on grants approved in 2011, our grantees have committed to deliver evidence-based programming to one in four Coloradans who are living in poverty (or approximately 250,000 Coloradans living at 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Level). Because our grantees use evidence-based programming and work with people over an extended period of time, the likelihood of achieving healthy outcomes is high.
The learning road ahead
As many of our grants approach the end of their three-year life cycle, we will begin reporting more Measurable Results. Over time, the data will provide a rich inventory of learning material and analysis for the Foundation, the philanthropy community and health stakeholders in Colorado.
Measurable Results Resources