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Grant to expand School of Public Health's academic-community partnerships

Collaboration produces $1.5M in support

12/30/2013

DENVER - Local Colorado foundations signaled ongoing support for improved community health with the announcement of a new, collaboratively funded grant to the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH).

 
The Caring for Colorado Foundation, Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado Trust and Rose Community Foundation collaborated to donate $1.5 million dollars to expand CSPH's academic-community partnerships.
 
"Our ongoing partnership with the local health foundations, and their recent investment, enables us to continue supporting the health of our communities," states David Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health.
 
The grant will provide support to accelerate the school's move to online education for rural health professionals, build community health improvement capacity in response to the Affordable Care Act, and provide a forum for discussion on pressing public issues.
 
"The Colorado School of Public Health is an important partner in training Colorado’s public health work force and it represents a model of academic collaboration among three outstanding Colorado universities. The School of Public Health’s efforts are well worth this investment,” said Chris Wiant, MPH, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Caring for Colorado Foundation.
 
CSPH plans to report on the grant's activities, including highlights of community activities, through the Center for Public Health Practice, publichealthpractice.org
 
About the Colorado School of Public Health
The Colorado School of Public Health is the first and only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country and providing a vital contribution toward ensuring our region's health and well being. Collaboratively formed by the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado School of Public Health provides training, innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues, including chronic disease, access to health care, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, and costly injuries.
 
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