We’re committed to evaluating our efforts to lead change in Colorado’s health system.
We work on complex issues that take a long time to solve. We have a steadfast commitment to evaluating the effectiveness of our work so we can adjust over time. Every three years, we develop a comprehensive strategic framework and underlying theory of change (PDF) that guides our work and priorities. This work is expected to evolve, so it is important that we continue to revisit underlying assumptions, how partners may have shifted their focus, or if new scenarios have emerged. It is important that we evaluate our progress so that we can best respond to this ever changing context.
Although our strategies and priorities lead to incremental change year after year, we expect our work to add up to long-term improvement of our health care system. If we are successfully contributing toward this improvement, we expect to see movement toward our long-term ambitions:
- All Coloradans will have health insurance coverage and access to health services that meet their need
- The health system will meet the needs of patients, families, and communities, delivering affordable and quality health services
- Differences in health driven by social factors will be eliminated and health equity achieved
We track progress on these ambitions through the following data points:
- Uninsured adults & children
- Children receiving medical & dental preventive care
- Adults with a primary care provider
- Adults receiving recommended screenings
- Adults & children foregoing care due to cost
- Hospital readmissions for asthma and diabetes
- Preventable readmissions for Medicaid & private insurance
- Coloradans’ satisfaction with the health care system
- Health status of adults & children by race/ethnicity and income