Stories That Matter is a project made possible through funding from The Colorado Health Foundation. The Foundation has hired learning consultants, Ross Strategic and Community-Driven Initiatives (CDI), to better understand the communities they support from the community members’ perspectives. Ross Strategic and Community Driven Initiatives are working with community members in four Coloradan counties to gather these stories. Participants will be compensated, and the stories community members produce will be shared back with the community on this site and through community partners.
For folks living or working in Pueblo, East Colfax Corridor, Alamosa, Morgan, Eagle, Montrose, Rio Grande, Crowley or Otero Counties, we invite you to share a story on any one of these subject areas:
- Food Access
- Outdoor Recreation
- Youth Empowerment
- Immigrant/Refugee Experience
- Civic Engagement
- Equity in Access to Services
- Behavioral Health
- Early Childhood
If you are interested in sharing a story with us, review the training on the home page to provide guidance on developing and submitting your story in one of three different ways:
- Archival – gathering existing documentation
- Narrative – written or recorded story
- Multi-media – photography, video or other media compilation
The training is available in English and Spanish for you to review at your convenience. After that, you’ll submit your proposal, and then we will be in touch with you to talk about your idea and compensation. Compensation is based on the level of effort needed to create your narrative, ranging from $75 to $500 total. Once your proposal is approved, you’ll have up to 6 weeks to complete and submit your story with guidance from Ross Strategic as needed.
Contact Marianna Espinoza with any questions you may have!
Who We Are
Ross Strategic supports government, philanthropy, and non-governmental organizations to launch, improve, evaluate, and refine programs and collaborative initiatives that address public health, environmental, energy, and natural resource challenges.
Community-Driven Initiatives, based at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, is focused on incorporating community residents’ perspectives into understanding and addressing social, systemic, and structural barriers of health.