Grant Jones, executive director of the Center for African American Health at the University of Colorado Denver, has been selected to serve on the health disparities panel of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was created by the Affordable Care Act. PCORI panels are critical contacts ensuring stakeholder input into the nation’s health [...]
From the beginning of his medical career, this professor of general medicine witnessed many inequities in the health care system and has worked to change the factors that foster them.
Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has formed a partnership with the Colorado School of Public Health to develop a program designed to improve the health of Colorado businesses, workers and their families. The partnership includes a gift of $500,000 for the first year of what is expected to be a multi-year [...]
“One of my biggest goals is to make sure people know they have access to affordable health care,” says Hanenberg. “We’re also educating the campus by sending out messages on preventative measures.”
Neighborhood facilities offer Board Certified Nurse Practitioners to treat common illnesses, minor injuries and wellness care including sports physicals and vaccinations.
Health and wellness as part of an everyday routine is achievable and can accommodate a UCCS work schedule, according to a group of speakers who addressed the March 13 PESA luncheon. A tag-team of UCCS Recreation Center personnel consisting of Director Matt Gaden and managers KB Lindsey and Daniel Bowan presented “Health and Wellness in the [...]
January is the time for New Year resolutions, and for many people, their top resolution is to lose weight. To help more people be successful, Be Colorado is bringing the popular Colorado Weigh program to the Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs campuses with subsidized Phase 1 classes starting in February.
Impending changes in the health care system require that managers be prepared for creative leadership – and 12 Colorado Springs-area health care managers stand ready. Collaboration between the UCCS College of Business and health care organizations serving Colorado Springs resulted in a non-degree certificate program specifically designed to train health care professionals new to supervision, [...]
University of Colorado leaders set an ambitious goal of at least 30 percent employee participation in the first year of the Be Colorado health assessment.
Yearly physicals and vitamin supplements aren’t top priorities for most men. In fact, for many men, PSA stands for “patient-stimulated anxiety” not prostate-specific antigen, a common prostate cancer screening test conducted during yearly physicals, jokes E. David Crawford, M.D., investigator at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Yet, last week’s news about vitamin E safety [...]
Friday, Oct. 28, is the last day to take the SUCCEED health assessment and have it count toward the campus competition.
Researchers studying the first national quality measure for hospitalized children found that no matter how strictly a health care institution followed the criteria, it had no actual impact on patient outcomes. The scientists examined 30 hospitals with 37,267 children admitted for asthma from 2008 to 2010 and discovered that the quality of discharge planning made [...]
The four University of Colorado campus leaders are inviting faculty and staff across the system to join them in embarking on the Be Colorado wellness journey.
A confidential, online health assessment tool launches on Monday, Oct. 3, as part of Be Colorado.
Faculty researchers at University of Colorado campuses secured more than $790 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2010-11 to advance scientific work in laboratories and in the field.
It doesn’t take a genome sequencer to figure out that lager brewing began in Bavaria in the 15th century. But the origin of the yeast that makes lager beer remained a mystery – until now. Molecular geneticists knew that lager yeast is a hybrid created by the fusion of an ale yeast and a fairly [...]