Celebrate our community's heroes at the free virtual Paramedics Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 12.

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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

Grant and matching gift provide innovative telemedicine care to nearly 300 patients during COVID-19

In early April, Blue Federal Credit Union provided a charitable grant to Denver Health Foundation for Virtual Hospital at Home kits to patients suspected of or confirmed as having COVID-19. The $25,000 grant from Blue Federal Credit Union was matched by community donations, totaling $50,000 to be used toward telemedicine. The kits included a blood… More

Frontline workers and donors come together to support a mom who delivered her baby at Denver Health and then found out she had COVID-19.

In late March, Ruth delivered her newborn son at Denver Health and shortly after discovered she had COVID-19. Even though she hadn’t had the opportunity to hold her child, she made the difficult decision to separate from her son, her five-year-old daughter, and her husband to keep them safe. She went on to spend the… More

COVID-19 frontline workers thank donors for their incredible support.

To Our Generous Donors, Everyone has had to sacrifice so much throughout these past few months as COVID-19 has integrated itself into all facets of our lives and the way we interact, socialize and live daily life. As frontline healthcare workers, we have had to adapt and overcome so much in a small amount of… More