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Finnish babies sleep in boxes, and now all new Colorado babies can get a free one, too

July 17, 2017

New and expectant mothers across Colorado will soon be eligible to receive a free gift: a cardboard box that health workers hope will reduce infant mortality. The box comes courtesy of The Baby Box Co., a for-profit maker of the kinds of boxes that mothers in Finland have received for decades. The boxes include a basic foam mattress and can serve as a safe sleep space for infants up to... More ›

Why Denver health officials hope a simple cardboard box will reduce infant mortality

July 17, 2017

Denver Public Health hopes soon to begin a campaign distributing free baby sleep boxes across the city, a first, modest step in Colorado to help new parents gain access to a simple tool that health experts say could greatly reduce infant mortality. The boxes — made of cardboard and decorated with playful, kid-friendly designs — are given to new or expecting mothers and typically hold diapers, wipes and maybe a... More ›

Seen: Denver Health Foundation’s Hot Rocks Griller Challenge

June 20, 2017

The chefs who create all the delicious food served at Denver Health’s 2017 Hot Rocks Griller Challenge don’t spend all their time behind the grill. Just like the 1,000 ticket-holders, they sample and vote for their favorites, too. So when this al fresco fundraiser for the Denver Health Urology Clinic concludes, there are two sets of winners. Tyler Wiard, culinary director for the John Elway family of restaurants, won the... More ›

Seen: NightShine 2017 honors AEG Live president Chuck Morris

May 26, 2017

Six years ago, when Steve Farber and David McReynolds asked Chuck Morris to join the board of the Denver Health Foundation, he turned them down. He had too many irons in the fire, he told them, and didn’t think it would be a good idea to accept a position that he’d have a hard time devoting the proper time to. Shortly thereafter, as he perused the souvenir journal at NightShine,... More ›

Refugee Children Outfitted With Donated Clothing

March 29, 2017

DENVER (CBS4) – Dozens of refugee children have new clothes thanks to the Denver Health Foundation. The group held its second “Refugee Outreach Event” Sunday. Volunteers helped outfit children with donated coats, pants, shoes, and more. Some volunteers say it was a humbling experience. “To get some clothes, hygiene, shoes…things that they usually don’t get like how we’re privileged. We’re trying to give them a chance to get the things... More ›

R.O.C.K event provides refugee families with free necessities

March 27, 2017

DENVER — A group of Denver Health patients got some help with acclimating to Colorado’s changing conditions on Sunday. Refugee families were given necessities like clothing and toiletries through the Denver Health Foundation’s Refugee Outreach Clothing Kids (R.O.C.K.) program. The amount of items collected, which were donated to the foundation, was enough to help roughly 300 refugee children being treated at Denver Health’s refugee clinic. The kids spent Sunday morning... More ›

Giving clothes to hundreds of new refugees in Denver metro

March 27, 2017

DENVER - The Denver Health Foundation gave a warm welcome -- literally -- to hundreds of refugees new to the area. Sunday, the foundation gave more than 300 children -- all patients at Denver Health's Lowry Family Health Center -- warm clothes including coats, hats, gloves, jeans, shirts, shoes, socks and underwear. It's part of the group's Refugee Outreach Clothing Kids program, also called R.O.C.K. According to the organization, the... More ›

Denver Health’s New Program Utilizes Lyft to Get Patients Home Safely

February 08, 2017

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - February 06, 2017) - Denver Health has taken another big step forward in patient experience by partnering with Lyft, the fastest growing on-demand transportation company in the US, to help make sure discharged patients who have no other means of getting home make it home safely. Denver Health is the only hospital in the area with such a service in place. This partnership began in November 2016... More ›

Refugee children in Denver malnourished, health foundation steps in; Denver Health Foundation receives Season to Share funding for patient’s assistance program

January 30, 2017

Booted from both Bhutan and Nepal, the Acharya family endured 17 years in a United Nations-run refugee camp in the boonies east of Kathmandu. Food rations there were so meager that in 2008 when Devi Acharya and her two sons were sent to Denver for resettlement, one boy, Angel, weighed only 40 pounds. He wasn’t growing. The Acharyas had barely subsisted on the lentils and rice they received. And neither... More ›

Average life expectancy in Denver can vary a decade depending on neighborhood

November 30, 2016

Living in well-to-do Washington Park or in the Valverde neighborhood on Denver’s west side can mean a difference in average life expectancy of 11 years. Depression and childhood obesity rates are four times higher in some Denver neighborhoods, and tobacco use is six times higher in certain areas of the city. The health disparities are severe, and thanks to data emerging from death certificates and the electronic health records of... More ›

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