Our vision: Together, we will make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. We read and hear much these days about Colorado’s status as the “healthiest” state in the nation. While this sound bite makes for good press, it’s not that simple. We know, for example, that we’re losing ground in the battle against childhood obesity, that many areas of the state suffer from a lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables and safe places to exercise, that we have a high number of uninsured adults and children, and that we rank only average – or below average – on a variety of critical health indicators as compared to other states.
The good news is that by partnering with other nonprofits, businesses, health care leaders, policymakers and educators, we can make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation – that is our destination. To reach it, the Foundation works with its partners in three community outcomes to encourage Healthy Living, increase the number of Coloradans with Health Coverage, and ensure access to quality, coordinated Health Care.
Within these three community outcomes, we have mapped out the Funding Strategies that need to be employed in order for us to succeed. Through our work, we invest our resources to:
To help us chart our progress, we developed the Measurable Results – the milestones that will help guide us and our partners along the way.
While making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation is a lofty goal, we remain steadfast. But we can’t do it alone. Will you join us on this journey?