Stories are the currency we use to share our lives and experiences with others. Meet some of the people and organizations served by Foundation-funded programs, and learn how they are making a difference in communities across Colorado.

 

Q&A with Health First Colorado (formerly Medicaid) Medical Director, Judy Zerzan, MD, MPH Judy Zerzan, MD, MPHWhere has the Health…

The people of Walsenburg are outnumbered in their own neighborhoods. The southern Colorado town sits at the junction of Interstate 25 and U.S. Highway 160 — the main route to the…

Colorado’s most polluted ZIP code is a strange place to find a banana tree. Yet there it stands, its broad leaves branching six feet out of a pot on the floor of an old flour mill…

The right spice can make the difference between a successful recipe or a failed one. African immigrants who lived in the old Lincoln Park housing development southwest of downtown…

Local leaders in southeastern Colorado proudly proclaim themselves a “rural frontier.” The remoteness presents challenges in luring new doctors, but it also magnifies the impact of…

There are at least 50 new hires attributable directly to Medicaid expansion at Mind Springs Health, the primary mental and behavioral health care provider in a sprawling 10-county…

Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center is one of the largest employers in southern Colorado, a key economic driver in Huerfano and surrounding counties. Medicaid expansion has further…

Re:Vision helps low-income families overcome the barriers to growing food by providing the necessary resources, including seeds, plants, compost and drip irrigation systems, to…

As ethics consultants, Constance Holden at Boulder Community Hospital and Jean Abbott at University Hospital in Aurora are often called on to help resolve conflicts that arise when…

Waneta Timmerman knew she needed expensive surgery. She could feel it, literally in her bones. Standing up all day on the hard floor of her bustling beauty shop in…