Colorado STRIDES has as its primary mission to support rural communities and rural healthcare providers. Therefore, preference will be given to rural applicants. However, on a case by case basis, consideration will be made for applications from rural settings within metropolitan areas, as well as urban nonprofits and municipalities.
If your application is approved, we will partner with you to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment. The following responsibilities will be yours:
- Agree to a timeline for meetings
- Hospital CEO or local lead applicant will attend and speak at all community meetings
- CEO or local lead applicant will recruit at least 15 community members via phone call and written follow up to participate
- CEO or local lead applicant will serve as or designate a point person, who will provide general guidance and insights, coordinate meeting space and catering, interface with local media, attend all meetings
- Local point person will secure meeting space and provide refreshments or a light meal for all community meetings and focus groups
- Designate Medical Service Area or geographic focus area
- Provide some data for reports
- Collaborate on final draft of questionnaire and/or focus group questions
- Collect and refer questionnaires to Contractor in a timely manner, if appropriate
- For 501c3 hospitalsí IRS reporting, the hospital is responsible for the actual tax filing, and reporting to the IRS about the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Costs of services vary, depending on services requested, population, size and geography of community, and scholarship availability.
Complete the application (PDF) and click the button at the bottom of the form to submit.
Please contact 303.832.7493 or firstname.lastname@example.org for any Colorado STRIDES questions.
Colorado STRIDES was developed in partnership with the Colorado AHEC System and is funded though The Colorado Health Foundation.