Resources

Rocky Mountain PBS: The network that began in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television  station is the only statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). The network is our broadcast partner.

The Colorado Health Foundation: Working to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation through grants and initiatives, as well as ensuring that Coloradans have access to quality, coordinated care. The film’s first and largest supporter.

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The campus of Dartmouth College, home to “The Dartmouth Atlas Project,” which has utilized Medicare data for 20 years to document glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care: The Dartmouth Atlas Project has been using Medicare data for 20 years to document glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project helps policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system.

The Commonwealth Fund: Aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and the elderly.

Caring for Colorado Foundation: Helping make accessible health care more of a reality for people in Colorado through targeted grants that provide measurable health improvements, whether it’s to build health care capacity, strengthen existing health care systems, or link people to care.

Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation: Seeking innovative solutions to intractable and persistent social problems while striving to cultivate emerging talents and promising models.

Public Welfare Foundation: Supporting fundamental rights and opportunities for people in need, the foundation looks for carefully defined points where it can make systemic changes that can improve the lives of countless people.

Bacon Family Foundation: Provides funds to meet healthcare and hospital needs and to support children, youth and social services throughout Colorado. The foundation supports the Kunsberg School at National Jewish Health, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and Marillac Clinic, among dozens of other charities.

The Center for Shared Decision MakingOpened in 1999 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center in New Hampshire, it was the first center in the United States dedicated to encouraging doctors and patients to make decisions together.

Marillac Clinic: This community clinic sponsored by Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems provides high quality health care to uninsured or underinsured Mesa County (Colorado) residents with low and moderate incomes.

T.R. Reid meets with the staff at the Factoria Clinic in Bellevue, Wash., during filming of the documentary.

Group Health Cooperative: A consumer-governed, nonprofit health care system in Seattle, Wash., that coordinates care and coverage for more than 600,000 residents of Washington and Idaho.

Mesa County Physicians Independent Practice Association: The mission of this non-profit HMO in Grand Junction, Colo., is “Physicians cooperating to deliver high quality care to our community.” The result is the delivery of high quality, low-cost health care through a highly integrated joint arrangement.

The Everett Clinic: The locally owned physician group practice, founded in 1924, now has nearly 400 physicians and more than 2,000 staff providing care to approximately 250,000 patients annually in 16 locations throughout Snohomish County, Washington.

Providence Regional Medical Center: Providing care for Northwest Washington communities since 1905, the center is guided by the philosophy of the Sisters of Providence, which means they never turn away any patient who cannot pay.

The Kaiser Family Foundation: One of the leaders in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation.

Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media: The new Colorado Film Incentive Program offers producers a 20% cash rebate for production costs taking place in the State of Colorado and a bank loan guarantee for films, TV pilots and series, as well as commercials, music videos and more.