When patients consider the cost of health care, it goes far beyond the cost of seeing a provider, paying for prescriptions, and getting tests or procedures.
Social Determinants of Health
Right now, factors like race, income, and ZIP code determine a person's access to and opportunities for health. Read more about how we're changing that.
This year marked my 11th Colorado legislative session. This session was heavy on health equity–in ways that were beneficial and ways that were not.
Six years ago, as a community organizer at 9to5 Colorado, I was with our Board of Directors, leaders, and members talking about paid family medical leave.
I hope as our work to address the social determinants of health evolves, we keep our eyes upstream and work toward community- and systems-level solutions.
Hundreds of community members invited me into their homes to talk about their housing conditions and how those impacted the health of their families.