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OPINION | Denver offers alternatives to those with mental health, substance abuse issues

July 26, 2019

There is no doubt that Colorado’s prisons are packed with people suffering from behavioral health issues and whose illnesses have put them on a path to incarceration. Your June 18 cover story, "Locking up Colorado’s mentally ill," accurately details the confluence of issues that led to this crisis. The deinstitutionalization movement shifted mental health patients away from state-run psychiatric hospitals. Instead of funding alternatives for treatment in the community, we... More ›

Refugees get clothes and supplies at Lowry event

April 08, 2019

For kids just arriving in the United States as refugees, adjusting to a new life can be hard. Denver Health is doing its part to make that transition easier. More ›

Refugees receive daily essentials at annual event

April 08, 2019

DENVER -- Several dozen families who came to this country as refugees, were all smiles in Denver Sunday. The Denver Health Lowry Clinic provided them with new clothes, including shoes, pajama, coats shoes and backpacks. Many of the children recently arrived here from countries like Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Seven-year-old refugee Joshua Kemabala said, “I was looking for clothes pajamas and toys. I found my... More ›

Colorado Volunteers Help Refugees Get Back On Their Feet

April 08, 2019

DENVER (CBS4) – Volunteers and organizers came together Sunday morning to help Colorado refugees in need. It’s the fourth year the Denver Health Foundation has put on this event. Hundreds of volunteers spent time at Denver Health Lowry Clinic, serving refugees in Colorado. “I think it really speaks to the importance that our community feels for welcoming new immigrants,” said Janine Young, Medical Director for the Denver Health Refugee Clinic.... More ›

Seen: Denver Health Foundation’s NightShine fundraiser 2019

April 04, 2019

I’ll bet you anything that as we speak, the staff at the Denver Health Foundation is turning cartwheels, either literally or figuratively, over the $1.4 million success of NightShine, its signature fundraiser. Oh, go on, you say? Seriously, they’d just be following the lead set by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at the March 30 gala held at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center. When the 1,600 guests called out... More ›

Patients At Denver Health Take In Special Concert By Denver-Grown Band

April 02, 2019

DENVER (CBS4) – Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats treated patients at Denver Health to a private concert this morning. The Denver-grown band stopped by the Child Life Zone to meet with patients and their families. The group took some questions from the crowd and then performed at the NightShine Gala. The benefit raises money for the Denver Health Foundation. More ›

Denver Health Provides Free Medical Evaluations for Asylum Seekers

February 15, 2019

Westword - Asylum seekers trying to enter the U.S. must prove that they're fleeing legitimate threatening situations. But gathering enough evidence to prove that they've been harmed can prove challenging. To respond to this challenge, five doctors created the Human Rights Clinic in October 2018 at Denver Health, which offers free physical and mental health evaluations for asylum seekers in Colorado and nearby states. Medical affidavits based on these evaluations... More ›

New ‘Treatment On Demand’ Plan Can Help Those Fighting Opioid Addiction

February 14, 2019

DENVER (CBS4) – A new pilot program helps Coloradans deal with opioid addiction. The Treatment on Demand plan will be able to help anyone who visits the Denver Health wanting day-of care for opioid addiction. The program bridges the gap for many who want help, but don’t have the resources. Supporters say it’s helped more than 70 people so far. “This program gave me my life back. It means everything... More ›

Awards given for Denver Health paramedics’ life-saving work

November 09, 2018

DENVER – Denver Health Paramedics held their first annual awards luncheon today. They handed out 12 awards for work saving lives and serving the community. They respond to over 112,000 calls every year, treating and transporting more than 75,000 patients a year. The awards ceremony was hosted by the The Denver Health Foundation, with HealthOne as the presenting sponsor. They believe it is important to recognize the work that these... More ›

Denver doctor talks about damaging effects on refugee children separated from parents

June 26, 2018

DENVER -- The medical director of a local refugee clinic described the process of reuniting more than 2,000 immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as long and arduous. The Denver Health Refugee Clinic at the Lowry Family Health Center and its medical director, Dr. Janine Young, see thousands of patients every year who are immigrants. Some of them have been through similar situations... More ›

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