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

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

Update as of March 30, 2021: More than 1,600 Virtual Health at Home kits, valued at $300 each, have been given to patients since the pandemic began in March 2020. Donors provided more than 60% of the funding to make this possible, ensuring that patients continued to receive excellent medical care in a virtual setting,… More