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Refugee children in Denver receive clothes, school supplies, more

March 19, 2018

DENVER -- More than 300 refugee children in the Denver area now have now clothes and accessories thanks to the Denver Health Foundation. The children went on a shopping spree of sorts at the Denver Health Refugee Clinic in Lowry. Their families have come to the United States from famished and war-torn countries, including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. "They’ve come from some of the darkest places on the planet and... More ›

Refugees Who Fled From War-Torn Countries Get Helping Hand In Colorado

March 19, 2018

DENVER (CBS4) – Volunteers and organizers came together over the weekend to help Colorado refugees in need. It’s the third year the Denver Health Foundation has put on this event. “I’m so happy, I can’t explain it, how much I’m happy,” said 15-year-old Elysee Chirez. “I get many things like backpack, pants, shoes, a jacket and stuff for school,” she said. For Elysee and her family, this event is like... More ›

Seen: The Most Interesting Men in Denver at Denver Health Foundation’s Men’s Night Out

February 12, 2018

Inspired, perhaps, by the Dos Equis beer commercials featuring “the most interesting man in the world,” the Denver Health Foundation chose seven high-profile gents to preside over its annual Men’s Night Out. For one night, Streeter McClure, J Madden, Mike Ferrufino, Josh Hanfling, Michael Pollak and Franklin Rios basked in the glory of being “The Most Interesting Men in Denver” as they mixed and mingled with a couple hundred friends... More ›

Methadone clinics in Colorado have doubled in three years, but the state is still short on treatment

February 06, 2018

They arrive before the sun, lining up for a lifeline that comes in a shot of pink liquid. The doors to the methadone clinic on the campus of Denver Health open before dawn, and the line stretches down one side of the clinic hallway and back up the other. One at a time, patients swig a cup of methadone passed through an opening from the other side of a protective... More ›

Who gets to be a doctor?

December 06, 2017

Thanks to an equity-driven partnership with Denver Health, students are making inroads into health care opportunities.   Story by Cory Phare | Photos courtesy Alyson McClaran + Denver Health Jose Parra Gonzalez works with patients who have stage 4 cancer. The 2016 graduate who majored in biology and minored in chemistry is now a professional research assistant and clinical coordinator, advancing knowledge that may one day improve end-of-life care delivery... More ›

One doctor, six counselors and a therapy dog help Denver students beat drug addiction

November 27, 2017

Many Denver youths struggling with drug abuse can find help and a safe haven as near as their school nurse’s office. Six schools in the Denver metro area offer substance abuse treatment during school hours through a program whose increased success may be tied to ease of access. “We have good treatment for adolescents with substance abuse problems, but only 10 percent of them in Colorado access care,” project director... More ›

Denver Health’s growing patient population and the proposed Outpatient Medical Center

November 07, 2017

On November 7 — or now, if you vote by mail-in ballot — Denver residents will decide if they want to approve nearly a billion dollars’ worth of bond measures, the heftiest general obligation bond proposal in the city’s history. The GO Bond package, billed as “a plan to repair and improve Denver’s infrastructure,” is broken up into seven categories, labeled 2A through 2G: transportation and mobility systems; cultural facilities,... More ›

Doctors, nurses are trained to care for abused, neglected children at Denver foster clinic

August 22, 2017

The 5-year-old had a two-hour meltdown before he came to the pediatrician, where he sat in an exam room mad-faced, arms crossed in front of his kid-sized paper gown. The reason he was so ornery had little to do with having a checkup, and everything to do with recently moving in with foster parents. Dr. Lora Melnicoe, who sees about 10 foster children and teens each day at the Connections... More ›

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 ›

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