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.

 

In 2007, Ada Menzies met a social worker who helped her elderly parents living in Edgewater. After her parents died, the social worker encouraged Menzies to attend a therapy group…

Dr. David Wiener spends his days making his patients’ bodies move better. But in his spare time, he couldn’t help noticing Coloradans who needed help with their joints…

Morgan Kinney was struggling to set up a business and a life for himself and his recent bride. As a trained counselor, Kinney had the ability to thrive but needed…

For all the complex debate about health reform policies, the massive changes to health coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act still pay off in their most tangible form at the…

For our five-year review of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado, we asked doctors to tell us how their practices and payers have changed as a result of the comprehensive law. Meet…

The numbers have indeed changed in five turbulent years: The totals of uninsured dropping by the millions. Leaping insurance premiums, for now, calming to relatively tame levels.…

The Affordable Care Act has survived more than five years of nonstop challenges nearly intact. Yet even those inclined to endorse its sweeping benefits point out the act’s internal…

For decades, residents of the vast San Luis Valley have found their way to basic health care services. No one was turned away. But many left emergency rooms and doctors’ offices…

First, the good news. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and regulatory changes made in recent years by the Internal Revenue Service, a greater wealth of information is…

Integrating care is not just an abstract debate among policy wonks. Sometimes it's a simple matter of putting mental health counselors chair-to-chair with doctors and nurses, with a…