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Providing Mental Health Services to Homeless Populations Through Telemedicine

As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic draws near, doctors and researchers anticipate our community will face lingering health challenges well into the future – especially related to mental health. While many of us have experienced heightened stress and anxiety over the past year, it has been particularly hard for the more than 4,000 people… More

Newly Formed Ambassadors Alliance Unites Denver Health Champions

In order to advance the health and well-being of our city, the Denver Health Foundation needs a strong base of community support. To help further our reach, a special group of local leaders and influencers, comprised of those who have served with distinction on the Denver Health Foundation or Denver Health & Hospital Authority Board,… More

$306,000 Gift Expands Infant Mental Health Services

An infant lets out a piercing wail. What the parent decides to do next indicates how the child will grow up to interact with the world. A healthy attachment between parents and children during the child’s first year of life is proven to be one of the best predictors of lifelong mental health and resilience.… More

Denver Health’s Response to COVID-19 Inspires Generous Gift

The professionalism and expertise Denver Health’s caregivers devoted to our patients and their families during the toughest months of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to profoundly move our donor community. Earlier this year, K.C. Veio, a long-time Denver Health Foundation board member, and his partner, David Orlovsky, decided the time was right to increase their philanthropic… More

We Honor Our Physicians on National Doctors’ Day 2021

Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear white coats, scrubs, and stethoscopes! Today is National Doctors’ Day, and Denver Health and the Denver Health Foundation want to acknowledge the many contributions of our physicians to our patients and our community in what has been an especially difficult year. Truly, every day during this past year… More

The American Cancer Society and the National Football League Choose Denver Health to Support Needed Cancer Screenings

Thanks to a $50,000 grant provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Football League (NFL), Denver Health is launching a community-wide effort to increase cancer screenings – a service that has seen a significant drop in utilization since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many community members have elected to defer health… More

Jon Schlegel, founder of Snooze, and Sean VanBerschot, president of Prosono, join Board of Directors

The Denver Health Foundation welcomes two new members to the board of directors: Jon Schlegel and Sean VanBerschot. Jon is the co-founder of the well-known and beloved Snooze restaurant group. After spending time in Italy developing Attimo Winery, he’s back in Denver and embracing new opportunities to make a difference in our community. By serving… More

Global Adult Down Syndrome Clinic Provides Critical Resources and Medical Care for Adults with Down Syndrome

Michelle Sie Whitten, co-founder and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), is on a mission to ensure that all people with Down syndrome receive the care and attention they deserve to live a long, purposeful life. It’s a mission that aligns with the work of Denver Health and the Denver Health Foundation and… More

Denver Health Foundation and Amp the Cause Collaborate to Address Food Security Crisis in Denver

Update as of March 30, 2021: Since launching in January, Denver Health caregivers have referred around 10-12 patients per day who identify as food insecure to Amp the Cause’s Fill the Void program. Many of the patients are living through challenging circumstances. One woman was experiencing homelessness while battling Stage 4 cancer. After her referral… More

More Than 800 Coats Donated to Community Members in Need

Throughout December, the Denver Health Foundation is donating coats and other cold-weather gear to community members living in vulnerable situations. Over 600 coats for young children were delivered to Head Start and will be given to families in need. For parents with limited resources, providing a new winter coat for their growing children each year… More