CRHC COVID-19 Resources Page and Social Media

CRHC wants to make sure you stay up-to-date on COVID-19 precautions to ensure that you and those around you stay safe and healthy. We’ve provided valuable information that has recently been disseminated on both the State and National level by CMS, CDC, WHO and CDPHE – please share this within your organization and your community. 

Bookmark this page and follow us on Twitter for up to date information.

Returning to Healthcare Safely Together Toolkit

CRHC has assembled a toolkit of communications resources aimed at letting members of your community know that you are ready to welcome them back safely to your facilities.

As all of us know, COVID-19 has been a most challenging time for us all. At the Colorado Rural Health Center, we remain committed to being a trusted and valuable resource to our members, and this includes finding new ways to assist you in bringing community members back to healthcare safely.

To help support your communication efforts, CRHC has created a communication toolkit we are calling, “Returning to Healthcare Safely Together.” It is my pleasure to share this collection of tools with you, which include:

  • Sample flyer and letter that can be sent to patients electronically
  • Social media graphics that emphasize the key messages about returning safely
  • PowerPoint slides that you may wish to share with community groups during a video chat or display on monitors throughout your facilities
  • Floor decal that emphasizes the social or physical distancing message required at all locations
  • Public Service Announcement to share with local radio stations, record for your clinic’s on-hold message, and use it in social media

Each item in the toolkit is designed for your organization to semi-customize with your logo and other information. For example, the letter template is presented as a WORD document. You can easily insert your organization’s name, website address, and edit the content to match your specific set of circumstances. Keep in mind; you can either add your logo to these items (instructions on how to do so are on the following pages) or use the tools as they are as a member of CRHC.

We cannot express enough how grateful we are for our Colorado Health Heroes. Your dedication at this time and always is appreciated. If we can be of any assistance, please know that we are eager to help.

Finally, we appreciate your feedback about this toolkit. If you find it helpful and would like to explore more opportunities for CRHC to augment your communications strategies, please let us know.

Thank you,
Michelle Mills

Returning to Healthcare Safely Together Toolkit Download

This information helps us keep track of who is benefiting from our toolkit!

Download the Toolkit Instructions

For questions or if you need help, contact Matt Enquist.

PPE Resources

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Update: Optimization Strategies for Healthcare Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

As a reminder to all healthcare facilities in critical need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other emergency preparedness supplies, and when other means of procurement have been exhausted, please contact your county Office of Emergency Management through Colorado’s Division of Homeland Security at County OEM contacts.

Don’t forget to utilize EM Resource. If needed, you can request access here.

Make sure you are maintaining communication with your regional Healthcare Coalition as well as your local public health agency.

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

We at CRHC want to continue to keep you apprised of funding opportunities to support your organization during this public health emergency. Recently the FCC released the COVID-19 TELEHEALTH PROGRAM, which will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated to Congress under the CARES Act, to help rural healthcare providers integrate connected care services to build out a more robust telehealth infrastructure. This program will provide immediate support to eligible healthcare providers by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended. The program application portal opens on Monday, April 13th. 

The program application opens Monday, for information click here:
Learn more about this opportunity here:
Additionally, check to see if your eligible through USAC: (Make sure you look at their Rural Look Up tool)

NOTE – Eligible health care providers that purchased telecommunications services, information services, and/or devices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic after March 13, 2020 may apply to receive funding support through the COVID-19 Telehealth Program for eligible services purchased on or after March 13, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, we are here to help. You can email questions directly to Natalie Vogan at

Colorado COVID Relief Fund
USDA Loans and Grants
Next50 COVID-19 Response Fund
HHS Awards $100 Million to Health Centers for COVID-19 Response
Philanthropy Colorado


NextFifty Initiative
COVID-19 Response Fund

A dedicated fund that will distribute up to $1,000,000 in grants to support organizations which have seen their operations greatly impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 Response Fund is intended for one-time, immediate general operating support for Colorado nonprofits whose work primarily benefits older adults (those 50+) that does not exceed 17% of the organization’s operating budget for a maximum of $25,000.

Caring for Denver
Funding in Support of COVID-19

A new COVID-19 Support Fund to help community and frontline responders amid this crisis. An emergency childcare program for children of those providers in Denver supporting critically at-risk populations has been created.

Stimulus Bill Provides Support for Nonprofits

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Within the $2 trillion stimulus bill expected to clear Congress on Friday, nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees will be eligible for Small Business Administration loans of up to $10 million and are also eligible for expedited loans of up to $1 million. Nonprofits that keep their employees on the payroll from February 15 to June 30 could have their loans forgiven, turning the loan into a grant. The bill also includes direct support for both nonprofit cultural organizations and state and local arts and humanities agencies.

Colorado COVID Relief Fund

Eligibility & Funding Priorities | First Deadline 4/4

The Colorado COVID Relief Fund is hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way, and is a collaborative effort from many of our state’s leading funders. The Colorado COVID Relief Fund’s purpose is to raise and coordinate allocation of funds based on prevention, impact and recovery needs of community-based organizations in Colorado. This Fund is organized to ensure that the most acute community needs across the state are being addressed and that community voice is reflected in all funding decisions made over time. Through this Fund, eligible community-based organizations across Colorado may receive a general operating grant of up to $25,000. The current Fund application deadlines are every two weeks.

Philanthropy Colorado COVID-19 Resources

Our partners at Philanthropy Colorado have compiled and regularly update information on COVID-19 resources. Visit their website to learn more about Colorado’s philanthropic response to COVID-19.

Archived Member Update COVID-19 Emails

Additional External Resources
(Archived From Previous Emails)