The Public and Community Health Division of Colorado Springs is a comprehensive system that includes mobile response teams, such as the CRT, and multiple navigation programs that operate under the CARES umbrella. The Colorado Springs Health Foundation provides grants to meet immediate health care needs and promote healthy living in El Paso and Teller Counties. The Homeless Outreach Program (HOP) carries out intensive outreach work with homeless people who are vulnerable and show very acute behaviors in downtown Colorado Springs. The Super Utiliser program is designed to help frequent users of the 9-1-1 system and emergency departments (six emergency department visits or six calls to 9-1-1 in a 6-month period) in Colorado Springs meet their physical, medical and behavioral health needs through outreach, evaluation, connection to community resources, and care counseling.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department's Public and Community Health (CPH) Division was formed to integrate EMS into the broader health system to improve health outcomes for people who need non-emergency services. HOP works in collaboration with CARES, the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), the Colorado Springs Police Department's (CSPD) Downtown Area Response Team (DART), the Colorado Springs Homelessness Prevention Response Coordinator (CSPD), Homeward Pikes Peak, The Place and Coordinated Entry through Pikes Peak Community Health Partnership. The providers at Children's Hospital Colorado are faculty members at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The healthcare policies of Colorado Springs are designed to ensure that all citizens have access to quality healthcare services.
The city has implemented a number of initiatives to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need. These initiatives include providing grants for immediate health care needs, providing outreach services for vulnerable populations, and integrating EMS into the broader health system. The city also works with local organizations such as CARES, HOP, HOT, CSPD, Homeward Pikes Peak, The Place and Coordinated Entry through Pikes Peak Community Health Partnership to provide comprehensive healthcare services. In addition, Children's Hospital Colorado provides faculty members from the University of Colorado School of Medicine to ensure that all citizens have access to quality healthcare services.
Colorado Springs is committed to providing quality healthcare services for all its citizens. Through its various initiatives and partnerships with local organizations, the city is working hard to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need.