After four decades and more than $40M invested to bridge gaps in health and wellness for northern Coloradoans, McKee Wellness Foundation has charted the course for The Next Frontier in health equity for our neighbors in need.

To fully understand the challenges and opportunities facing our community today, the Foundation conducted a community needs assessment, incorporating voices from the areas of healthcare, mental health, senior care, public education, veterans’ needs, emergency response, case management, and more. The assessment revealed five primary areas of need: healthcare affordability and financial toxicity, transportation, mental and cognitive health, healthcare workforce shortage, and collaboration.

Equipped with an understanding of our healthcare landscape – past, present, and future, and with a desire to improve health outcomes communitywide, the Foundation is pleased to share the top programmatic priorities within The Next Frontier initiative:

Cancer Care

Alleviating financial burdens for individuals
undergoing cancer treatment by covering medical costs, basic needs, and alternative therapies.

Crisis Health & Dental Support

Providing funding to cover medical, dental, and
prescription costs, and daily living needs,
that arise due to illnesses or injuries.

Blue Star Fund for Veterans

Supporting local heroes by providing transportation
to medical appointments, alternative therapies,
case management, and supportive communities
through a network of partnerships.

Mental & Cognitive Health Support

Giving individuals access to mental and
cognitive care without financial constraints,
offering support for care, prescription costs,
and daily living expenses during treatment.

HEARTSafe Community

Placing AEDs throughout the community and training
community members in CPR and AED use to save
lives when sudden cardiac arrest occurs.

Scholarship Program

Offering scholarships that support the Northern Colorado

community. Scholarships are awarded to those that
are diligent in their work efforts, philanthropic at heart, and those that show an unwavering devotion to promoting the best qualities in life.

Alongside this refocused slate of programs, the Foundation has linked arms once again with Sunrise Community Health to expand access to quality healthcare, mental health, dental, prescription support, and wraparound services for community members in greatest need. With the help of our community, we aim to secure $2M in funding support for the addition of Loveland Community Health Center North, a new campus to serve the needs of our growing community.

Recognizing that a healthy community requires nurturing long into the future, sustainability is paramount to the Foundation’s efforts both for today and tomorrow. This inspired the launch of the McKee Legacy Fund, a quasi-endowment aimed at ensuring that we can address the greatest needs across our community for decades to come.

We invite you to learn more about each of these initiatives in the Case for Support below and look forward to talking with you about those that align with your unique vision and goals for northern Colorado.

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