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Children’s Hospital Colorado Partners with Jeffco

Children’s Hospital Colorado Partners with Jeffco Public Schools to Provide World-class Care to Student Athletes
Posted on 08/25/2023

AURORA, Colo. Aug. 25, 2023Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has announced one of the biggest sports medicine partnerships in the hospital’s history. Sports Medicine Center athletic trainers are now embedded at Jeffco Public Schools (Jeffco) to ensure students thrive while playing the sports they love.

"Children’s Colorado is always seeking ways to deliver outstanding healthcare that caters to kids’ needs, which is why we’re so excited to announce this partnership with Jeffco Public Schools," said Christy Dobson, Vice President, Board and Community Relations. "This partnership will impact thousands of student athletes, providing them with state-of-the-art sports medicine care."

As part of the partnership, 23 Children’s Colorado athletic trainers will be the main medical providers onsite at 18 high schools across the Jeffco district. This support will include access to care during practices and games for fall, winter and spring sports. Beyond that, families can also hear from athletic trainers at parent and coaches’ meetings on topics like mental health, nutrition, hydration, concussion, injury prevention and more. Helpful educational content will also be available digitally, shared via newsletters, social media and on the Jeffco Public Schools website.

"We are thrilled about our partnership with Children’s Colorado and providing Jeffco student athletes and their families access to top care in support of their physical and mental health," Superintendent Tracy Dorland said. "Jeffco Public Schools aspires to be a world-class school district that provides our students with extraordinary experiences – in academics and arts, athletics and beyond – making our partnership a natural extension of that commitment."



Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the nation’s leading and most expansive nonprofit pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation as recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children’s Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including an academic medical center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, hospitals in Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch and Broomfield, and outreach clinics across the region.

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Jeffco Public Schools (Jeffco) is located in Jefferson County, Colorado. It is the second largest school district in Colorado serving more than 65,000 students across 140 schools. With 14,000 employees, the district is the largest employer in Jefferson County and has provided educational excellence for more than 70 years. Jeffco embraces the spirit of the West and the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain region with the county spanning more than 770 square miles running the length of the western edge of the Denver metropolitan area. The district is diverse in both population and geography, from urban to rural, including the mountain communities in the foothills west of Denver. Overall, Jeffco has 31% of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch, an indicator of poverty, and 34% minority (25% Hispanic) student population. The district is focused on providing a world-class education that prepares all Jeffco students for bright and successful futures as local and global citizens; Jeffco is a leader building a community of leaders.

Learn more about Superintendent Tracy Dorland, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Kym Lablanc-Esparza and Jeffco Cabinet Leadership.

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