AUTHORS: Katie Kerwin McCrimmon | The Bell Policy Center

AUTHORS: Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

An older man called the Colorado Medicaid Nurse Advice Line. He wanted to talk about a rash on his body, but the experienced nurse who answered the call, Jennifer Hogestad, was having a difficult time understanding him. She asked the man if anyone else in his...
Apr 5, 2017
Imagine living in a nursing home and being served with confusing paperwork from a bill collector. Along with older adults, military personnel and veterans are among the most vulnerable people when it comes to debt collectors, according to T.A. Taylor-Hunt, an Air Force veteran herself and an attorney who helps people coping with unscrupulous deb...
Our newly released Opportunity Handbook provides policy suggestions for some of the most important problems facing Colorado today. Take a look for key data points and analysis from our experts.
The 98-year-old woman stands inside her screen door waiting for visitors at the white brick Denver home where she has lived for nearly 60 years. Long braids give Lometa Gaskin a girlish look as a big smile spreads across her face. Two young women from the nearby Volunteers of America Colorado Branch...
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute doesn't just grow businesses, it grows communities. 
Feb 10, 2017
We all need to think more deeply about who’s missing from our key conversations. That was advice that Regan Byrd, the Bell Policy Center’s development and operations coordinator, gave Friday during her keynote address at the 22nd Annual Women’s Conference at the University of Denver (DU). Byrd has a deep commitment to social justice, intentio...
Feb 2, 2017
We’ve all heard stories about debt collectors who have harassed consumers even when they’ve paid their debts or never owed them in the first place. That’s why we need to extend the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Lobbyists for the debt collection industry this week attacked the act, saying Color...
At the Bridge Project, Randy Ho, 20, received tutoring, mentoring, motivation and inspiration that helped him embrace every opportunity that came his way.