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

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

Update as of March 30, 2021: Since the Mobile Health Center began operations in late November, the clinic has provided 1,554 COVID-19 tests and has vaccinated 5,301 people in low-resource communities. The clinic offered COVID-19 tests through early February and has now transitioned to providing vaccinations full time, which will continue to be the focus… 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

Update as of March 30, 2021: In late 2020, Denver Health utilized grant funding to hire a WIC and SNAP Enrollment Coordinator to help increase the number of eligible patients that successfully register for the food assistance programs. Participation in the federal nutrition assistance programs has been proven to improve food and economic security, improve… More

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

Update as of March 30, 2021: RISE (Resilience in Stressful Events) continues to meet an essential need for Denver Health employees working through emotionally challenging situations. In fact, since RISE launched in January 2020, there have been more than 83,000 visits to the RISE UP Staff Support Center. This dedicated space, staffed by RISE peer… More