The business case for health equity largely exists at the highest US health care system level. Where are the incentives (besides, you know, doing the right thing) for hospitals, clinics, providers, and others that hold power in our health care system to change their business practices to reduce health disparities?
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.
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.
As I look back on the 2018 legislative session, two big successes stand out to me. First, we moved parts of our policy change agenda forward despite some challenging opposition, and second, we were able to work with legislators across different content areas, moving beyond just those focused on health care issues.
With the CCRD in place, Coloradans who face discrimination in areas of housing, employment, and public spaces have somewhere to turn for help. They investigate claims of illegal discrimination and enforce anti-discrimination laws.
Recently, I’ve taken a deeper look at my familial history and examined not only the interesting stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, but also the laws, policies, and current affairs that would have directly impacted my ancestors during their lives.