Community Resources for
Mental and Behavioral Health in Larimer County
Commonwealth Fund:Private foundation that aims to promote a high-performing healthcare system by supporting independent research on healthcare issues and making grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Families USA: A nonprofit advocacy and educational organization dedicated to affordable, quality health care for all. State health beat resources outline what is happening in the states. Electronic newsletters available.
Kaiser Family Foundation: A nonprofit, private foundation (NOT affiliated with Kaiser Permanente), focusing on major healthcare issues in the US. It develops and runs its own research and communications programs, and serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the healthcare community, and the public. Excellent source of statistics, including statistics for each state. Conference calls and podcasts.
Healthcare-NOW!: A nonprofit, education and advocacy organization that addresses the health care crisis in the US by supporting grassroots efforts advocating for the passage of national, single-payer, health care legislation.
National Women’s Law Center: A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization researching, educating and advocating on issues for girls and women. The “Reform Matters” project focuses on progressive health care reform.
Physicians for a National Health Program: A nonprofit research and education organization of 18,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals and local chapters who support single payer national health insurance. The website has many resources for learning about single payer NHI and HR 676, including “Frequently Asked Questions,” and “Quote of the Day” by Don McCanne (can subscribe to daily comments about current events)