Dr. Lisa Van Bramer is a wife and mother of three children and a tireless promoter of public health and safety. Trained as a physician, Dr. Lisa had multiple emergency room experiences that led to her belief that advocacy and prevention is paramount to child safety and overall good health for all ages.
In 2002, Dr. Lisa founded the Rocky Mountain Research and Prevention Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as a funding resource for programs that protect and promote people at all ages and stages of life. The Colorado Kids 1st license plate was Dr. Lisa's brainchild to promote public awareness and become a sustainable funding source for RMRPI's child-related grant recipients.
Getting government approval for the license plate would take four years of legislative sessions. Through the dedication of Dr. Lisa, and with the help of Senator Paula Sandoval, the Colorado Kids 1st plate finally became a reality in 2007.
The license plate raises funds to support local safety and health projects in two ways. The plate is available to approved non-profits as a fund-raising project with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the local organization. Secondly, Colorado organizations can apply for grants from RMRPI. The grants, which are given on an on-going basis, are meant to fund programs that promote safety and prevent injury in Colorado children.
Dr. Lisa not only puts Colorado kids first in her work, but in her personal life as well. Her own children, Josh, Jake and Emma are the driving force behind Van Bramer's dedication to community health and safety. Their hand prints are even the artwork that you see in the center of the license plate.