Your help is needed! Give now to the COVID-19 Urgent Relief Fund to support our patients and frontline workers.

For media inquiries contact or call Denver Health’s Media Relations office at 303-520-9591.

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

Three Denver Health Physicians Awarded $75,000 in Research Grants

The Denver Health Foundation and Denver Health’s Office of Research have recently awarded three faculty members, Dr. Eric Campion, Dr. Stacy Trent, and Dr. Nicole Werner, $25,000 each for pilot study research. A pilot study is an important early component of a researcher’s larger project. The pilot study tests variables like research techniques, data collection,… More

Powered by Philanthropy: The Anschutz Foundation Funds New Mobile Health Center

The Anschutz Foundation’s recent gift to the Denver Health Foundation will revolutionize the way Denver Health delivers health care outside of the traditional clinical setting. As an extension of Denver Health’s community clinics, the Mobile Health Center will be utilized for COVID-19 testing as its first priority. Teams will take the Mobile Health Center directly… More

Grant Provides Paramedic Scholarships for 29 Individuals, Including Five Armed Services Veterans

Denver Health is building the next wave of healthcare workers by teaming up with community partners to offer educational opportunities for all employees, especially those from disenfranchised communities. Thanks to the Daniels Fund, $75,000 was granted to 29 Denver Health employees to cover their program costs for either EMT or paramedics training. The hope is… More

Partnership with WIC and SNAP Addresses Food Insecurity for Medicaid Patients

At Denver Health, we know that great health isn’t just the result of a doctor’s visit. Because we never turn away anyone for care, we’re uniquely positioned to see patients from every walk of life during clinical visits, which provides us with a real opportunity to impact their lives outside of a medical setting. It’s… More

Donor-funded Peer Support Program for Caregivers Continues to Impact Lives

What’s the next big health crisis? According to many health organizations, it’s one closely tied to COVID-19: a nationwide mental health crisis. Everyone has lived through stressful experiences these past few months, and one group that’s been particularly hard hit is our frontline heroes – the doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other caregivers who have shown… More

What is Health? When Zip Codes Determine Life Expectancy

What’s the difference between two people that live a mile and a half apart? About 13 years in life expectancy, if you’re comparing residents in Washington Park to those in the Valverde neighborhood of Denver, just east of I-25. It’s difficult to understand how someone in Valverde can expect to live to 72, while their… More

$15,000 Gift Helps High School Teens Prepare for a Career in Healthcare

Denver Health partners with Denver Public Schools on Faces for the Future (FACES) to identify at-risk students at Manual and West High Schools. In FACES’ two-year program, students from both schools receive job training, science education, and experiential learning in Denver Health’s clinical settings. In 2020, program administrators are also working with their Denver Health… More

Over 3,300 books provided to Reach Out and Read at Denver Health thanks to generous donation

Hundreds of young children visiting a Denver Health pediatrician’s office will receive a new or gently used book. Reach Out and Read Colorado supports literacy in young children, particularly those 6 months – 5 years old. This program empowers health care providers to talk with parents of young children, especially those from low-income families, about… More

From Ethiopia to Denver: a refugee’s journey to winning asylum

Selam vividly remembers the day she was arrested and tortured in Ethiopia. “I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school,” Selam recalls. “It was early afternoon and [the police] grabbed me from the middle of the street. They took me to the jail and then later took me to a worse… More