The connection of oral health to overall health is well-established. Unfortunately, the way we have set up our health care system has created a false distinction that separates our physical, oral, and behavioral health.
Access to Care
Coloradans should be able to get the health care they need, when they need it. Read more about how we're working to make this vision a reality.
I’ve been reflecting on the ways we travel to and from our medical appointments. Each year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation. It’s even been called “one of medicine’s biggest problems.”
I’ve been reflecting on the mixed messages we’re sending patients about where and how they should access health care. The message we’re sending is that urgent and emergency care is faster, more convenient, and higher quality than primary care.
By charging per service for health care, there is little incentive to address the root cause of a patient’s condition, or even to actually improve a patient’s health.
We spent the better part of 2017 doing a deep dive into goal setting as part of our strategic planning. The result is our 2018-2020 Strategic Framework.