Powered by Philanthropy: The Anschutz Foundation Funds New Mobile Health Center
December 1, 2020
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 to high-health-risk neighborhoods and provide high-quality care to people who otherwise might not have access to it. Many of these communities have been, and continue to be, hardest hit by COVID-19.
“Our hope is that these efforts will immediately help reduce the rates of COVID-19 cases through increased access to testing, education, and supportive resources. The Mobile Health Center is yet another example of Denver Health fulfilling its role as an Anchor Institution by committing our resources to improve the well-being of the communities we serve,” said Dr. Robin Wittenstein, CEO of Denver Health.
The plan is to transition the Center from COVID-19 testing efforts to expanded primary care services, such as chronic disease screening and education, as well as connections to preventative, specialty, and ongoing care. A primary focus will be to deliver this care to persons experiencing homelessness, individuals recently released from incarceration, and those living in poverty.
“We are grateful to The Anschutz Foundation for their generous grant to bring the Mobile Health Center to fruition. This Center eliminates barriers to health care access, which is critical if we are going to truly improve lives,” said Linda Ford, Executive Director of the Denver Health Foundation.