CU Doctors are here for you!
Our clinics are open and able to serve you during this time for urgent in-person visits as well as virtual health services. Please call our clinics directly to schedule an appointment for both in person and virtual health.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, their family members, as well as our health care team. To honor this commitment we have implemented the following procedures:
- Non-urgent medical appointments should be converted to telehealth visits or rescheduled if telehealth is not feasible.
- Please bring your own face mask or covering to wear. Patients checking in must tell staff if they have: A fever, cold symptoms (cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath); Flu symptoms (fever, chills, body aches, etc.).
- Adult patients may be allowed one asymptomatic person (at least 17 years old) for support; however, we reserve the right to deem a support person unnecessary at any time.
- Pediatric patients may be allowed one asymptomatic adult (i.e. parent, guardian) for support.
- For pediatric patients, please check the Children's Hospital Colorado website for updated COVID-19 related patient information.
Please call us about your current health care concerns. Please take care in following current public health guidelines. Please visit the Colorado COVID-19 website, for more information.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe and healthy!
David Olds, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics-Prevention Research Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Nursing, and Public Health
Director of the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Pediatrics-Prevention Research Center
Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical Interest for Patients
Professor Olds has focused his career on developing and testing a program of prenatal and infancy home visiting by nurses for low-income mothers and their children, known as the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP). NFP nurses guide pregnant women and parents of young children to improve the outcomes of pregnancy, their children’s health and development, and their economic self-sufficiency, with the goal of reducing disparities over the life-course. Professor Olds spent 20 years developing and testing the NFP in a series of randomized clinical trials before offering it for public investment in 1996 under an initiative sponsored by the US Justice Department.
The NFP is the only early childhood program that meets the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy’s “Top-Tier” of evidence; is considered to have the strongest evidence of any intervention that it prevents child maltreatment; and is the only program with evidence that it reduces child fatalities due to abuse and neglect. The NFP trials have served as the primary evidentiary foundation for a $2.3B federal investment in “evidence-based” home visiting. Today, the NFP serves over 33,000 families per day in the US and 18,000 families per day in eight other societies. Professor Olds’ work currently focuses on examining NFP impact on maternal and child health over the life-course; improving the program as it is implemented in community practice; and supporting its adaptation, implementation, and evaluation in international contexts.