A grant-funded program to address and solve all of the barriers that discourage community pediatricians and family physicians from providing primary health care for the 150,000 low-income, underinsured, and minority children in Colorado who are not able to access a regular primary source (medical home). This program develops, sustains, and evaluates the resources and support systems for enabling all Colorado pediatricians and family physicians to devote at least one-tenth of their practice to the health care of these children.
A grant-funded, five-year program to provide training for the providers and staff in all Colorado pediatric practices and for all Colorado pediatric trainees to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to provide culturally sensitive and responsive health care for low-income and racially and ethnically diverse families.
40% of Colorado's children are either low-income families or minority families. They experience health disparities. The Section of Community Pediatrics develops and evaluates preventive care programs to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities for these children.
A three-year pilot project to develop evaluation and management tools for primary pediatric practices to improve health education for children and parents, improve health outcomes for chronically ill children, and reduce emergency department and hospital overutilization.
Physicians in the Section provide short-term practice coverage for community pediatricians throughout Colorado and Wyoming. The program emphasizes coverage for rural or small practices. Over the past 17 years, our physicians have covered for nearly two-thirds of the pediatric practices.
Web-based learning community for all Colorado pediatric primary care providers and residents: provides downloadable information, resources and support services on all aspects of primary pediatric care for underserved children. Look at the table of contents for our 45 newsletters over the past few years for topics that may interest you.
This web site provides articles, links, and resources for providers, staff and health care trainees on all aspects of providing culturally sensitive and responsive health care to families of all cultures.
The Section provides medical direction for the Children's Hospital Colorado After-Hours Telephone Care Program, which was originally developed by Drs. Steve Poole and Barton Schmitt as the first pediatric telephone care call center in the country.