CO-CARES is the Colorado Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Systems serving the health care and public health workforce. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment proudly launched the CO-CARES Initiative to help support the people who helped Colorado through the pandemic — and continue helping every day. Our goal is to bridge the gap between health care and public health workers and the resources they need to support their well-being and resilience. CO-CARES is made possible because of an incredible alliance with the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, the Colorado Hospital Association, the Switchback Institute, and the University of Colorado School of Public Health.
CO-CARES is for health care and public health workers of all kinds. Clinical and non-clinical staff at hospitals, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, emergency medical service providers, public health, coroners, funeral home employees, emergency managers, behavioral health community providers, home health care, and more. All health care and public health workers — from the bedside to support services to executive leadership — deserve to prioritize their well-being.