Grant Besser, President, BCH Foundation
Boulder Community Health adopted a new Vision last year: Partnering to
create and care for the healthiest community in the nation. And the
BCH Foundation is evolving beyond its historic focus in order to fully support this emphasis
on magnifying community impact through establishing thoughtful partnerships
between BCH and other organizations impacting individual and public health.
For 40 years, the Foundation has been enhancing health care in our community
through supporting the work of Boulder Community Health. Donations to
the Boulder Community Health Foundation have been used to support BCH
expansion, enhance local patient care and bring advanced medical technology
to BCH. All donations to the BCH Foundation were used to directly support
BCH and its patients.
New Community Collaboration Fund
On Saturday, May 12 at our BCH Foundation Spring Gala we announced the
establishment of a new Community Collaboration Fund, which will promote
sustainable collaboration across community organizations that intersect
with the treatment and care of our community. These partnerships will
enable us to collectively work toward making our community the healthiest
in the nation by further investing across the continuum of care.
The Foundation also announced the first three recipients of Community Collaboration
Being homeless makes it much more difficult to access medical treatment
and preventive care. This grant will be used to expand onsite health care
at Bridge House Path To Home program and improve case management services
that are vital in connecting the homeless with appropriate treatment and
BCH cares for about 9,000 inpatients a year, many of whom have children
at home who face enormous challenges when a parent is critically ill.
This grant will expand our current partnership beyond helping families
dealing with outpatient cancer treatment to helping support families with
patients in the Family Birth Center, inpatient cancer unit and Behavioral
1 in 10 children in Boulder County will be sexually abused by the time
they are 18. Blue Sky Bridge supports child abuse investigations while
providing victims and their families with support in a safe and child-focused
environment. Until last fall, many child victims of sexual assault or
abuse living in BOCO had to drive to Loveland or Arvada for a pediatric
sexual assault exam. Today, Blue Sky Bridge can perform those medical
exams on-site thanks to their newly renovated space and a partnership with our
Boulder Community Health Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. This grant will help support this vital program.
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