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Trusted Nurse Advice Drives Healthy Decisions

One of the little-known programs within Colorado’s Medicaid program is the Nurse Advice Line, a free service to Medicaid members provided by a team of nurses at Denver Health.

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Meals on Wheels Delivers a Little Warmth & Big Results

Meals on Wheels has proven its worth for decades, saving taxpayers millions a year in nursing home costs by helping older Americans stay at home as they age.

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Small Loans Fuel Big Dreams

“Some people don’t want to give you an opportunity. You have to build your own bridges.”

A diverse group of smiling students gathered in a school hallway with their teacher, standing as a bridge to opportunity.

A Bridge to Opportunity

A first-generation American, who lived as a child in Denver’s Westwood public housing projects, Randy Ho could have taken two very different roads.

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Examples of Ideas That Work

Ideas that Work allows us to tell the stories of Coloradans who come together to tackle problems that can’t be solved by individuals alone.


Bound to Succeed: Two-Generation Approaches to Education in Colorado

Our research report discusses an important emerging strategy that helps low- to moderate-income families move out of poverty, known as a two-generation approach.