These [recipient] organizations address one or more of the Foundation’s funding focus areas:
· Access to care for those in greatest need;
· The workforce shortage of primary care and psychiatric providers;
· Suicide prevention;
· School-based efforts to improve child and family healthy eating and/or active living
These funding focus areas were developed based on the Foundation’s mission; local need; focus group and key stakeholder input; and evidence behind what drives the health of a community.
“This is a significant initial milestone for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation and our community. We are privileged to invest in so many excellent organizations that do the hard work of improving health every day, and we look forward to the impact that they will make using these funds,” said BJ Scott, board chair.
About Colorado Springs Health Foundation
The Colorado Springs Health Foundation was established in 2012 through the lease of Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health. The Foundation’s mission is to provide grants that target immediate healthcare needs and encourage healthy living.