Accelerate the expansion of health information exchange (HIE) connections and data sharing with health care providers, increase rural adoption of HIE services, and develop a patient engagement strategy in order to facilitate consumer access to health information. $1.5 million of the total amount awarded is a program-related investment.
Access to Care
Enable St. Vincent General Hospital District (SVGHD) to complete the planning cycle that will result in a recommendation to the Board of Directors and County Commissioners for the long term direction of health services in Leadville/Lake County. In alignment with the Foundation's focus on Private Sector Initiatives under a Mission Driven Investment strategy, SVGHD is requesting short term support to provide working capital to maintain its operations as a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital.
Expand clinical space at Colorado Avenue clinic to increase number of patients served and provide more integrated care. $500,000 of the total amount awarded is a program-related investment.
Expand the previous role as a planning committee and core planning team member, and lead the planning, development, and oversight of the 2017 Building Better Health (BBH) annual conference.
Help health care providers and community-based organizations to come together, promote open communication regarding both issues in the community and the work currently being done by each organization, learn from each other of ways to improve efforts, and collectively serve as a think tank for how to improve access to health care in the South Metro area.
Retain the current behavioral health therapists and expand the ability to serve additional patients by adding a receptionist position.
Improve the health status of medically vulnerable populations by providing incentives to primary care, oral health and mental health clinicians to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas. Providers receive educational loan debt assistance in exchange for a minimum of three years of full time practice caring for uninsured, publicly insured and geographically isolated Coloradans.
Development of a Regional Center of Excellence in Care Coordination for the Eight Counties in Southwest Colorado
Plan and develop a regional Center of Excellence for Care Coordination, as a way to bring multiple care coordination initiatives being implemented in San Miguel, Ouray, Montezuma, Dolores, Archuleta, and La Plata Counties together for: support and resources; program and outcomes evaluation for individual care coordinators, practices, and communities; defining care coordination models; improving consistency in training and scope of work; and improving and increasing the use of evidence-based practices.
Enable Boomers Leading Change in Health to enhance its community outreach, education, and engagement activities in order to recruit, train, and deploy more volunteers, help more host sites increase their capacity to meet community needs, and help more medically-underserved individuals and families gain access to vital healthcare resources, including adequate health coverage, integrated care, and chronic disease self-management programs.