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2.1 million Coloradans lack dental insurance

The number of people in Colorado without dental insurance grew to 2.1 million in 2011, up from 1.8 million just two years earlier. Access to dental care is a growing problem in the state, according to a study by The Colorado Trust, a nonprofit health grants organization. the number of uninsured has grown 17 percent… Continue Reading 2.1 million Coloradans lack dental insurance

More than one in five people in Colorado regularly use the emergency room as part of their medical care, but it’s not always the uninsured who turn up for treatment, according to a new report from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey, a survey administered by The Colorado Trust. Most people aren’t in the emergency… Continue Reading Emergency department visits increase, but not solely by uninsured

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The Colorado Trust today launched a new section of its website dedicated to tracking public policy issues that could affect the health and well-being of Coloradans. The new section of the site, at www.coloradotrust.org/healthpolicy, includes information about federal, state and local laws, regulations, bills, judicial decisions and political events. It highlights information about Colorado health… Continue Reading The Colorado Trust tracks health policy issues online

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SET receives $400,000 grant

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SET Family Medical Clinics received a $400,000 grant from The Colorado Trust, the second largest grant in the nonprofit health care clinic’s history. The money will be sued to provide medical and health care services to underserved people – including the homeless, people without health insurance and those who are under-insured. The grant is second… Continue Reading SET receives $400,000 grant

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Grant aims to curtail nursing, doctor shortage

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The Colorado Rural Health Center received a $205,000 grant to develop policy solutions to address the problem of gaining access to medical care in rural areas of the state. The money comes from The Colorado Trust to the organization, which will lead a 30-member collaborative of universities, state health and labor agencies and other health… Continue Reading Grant aims to curtail nursing, doctor shortage

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Springs safety net clinics receive help

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SET Family Medical Clinics and Peak Vista Community Health Centers are two of 14 health care centers to receive part of a $4.5 million grant to strengthen Colorado’s safety-net clinics. The Colorado Trust gave the grants to community clinics, federally qualified health centers, school-based health centers and local public health departments. Some clinics will use the… Continue Reading Springs safety net clinics receive help

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