I’ve been studying the science and theory of the social determinants of health (SDOH) for many years. But, all the studies in the world can’t compare to experiencing something firsthand.
There are no quick fixes to our country’s 500-year-old legacy of institutional racism, especially in the face of recent spikes in bigotry and hate crimes, but if we are ever to realize health equity, we must tackle this legacy head on.
I’ve always been intrigued by history and the genesis of things. In high school, I spent a great deal of time recording oral histories of aging relatives and tracking down the story of my ancestry.
While the headlines have focused on just how partisan an issue health care has become, a funny thing happened: health care reform has actually become a more bipartisan issue.
Our new name, Center for Health Progress, reflects the collaborative nature of our work. “Center” communicates the way we work together to ensure our health care system works for all Coloradans, and “Health Progress” is a reminder of the goal of our efforts.