The vast majority of Coloradans are in good health. However, data from the Colorado Health Access Survey shows that nearly 800,000 Coloradans, 15% of our population, are in fair to poor health.
Health Connections Issue Brief Series
There are clear connections between factors like race, income, and ZIP code and a person's health. Read through our issue brief series to learn more about those connections.
Health Connections Issue Brief: Health & Education
Coloradans that live in communities where residents have higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to report excellent or very good health.
Health Connections Issue Brief: Health & Insurance
Having health insurance coverage results in better access to valuable health care services and an increased likelihood of living a healthier life.
Health Connections Issue Brief: Health & Race
A majority of Coloradans are in good health, however, there are differences in health between racial groups in our state. Disparities exist across racial groups in regards to key health indicators.
Health Connections Issue Brief: Health & Health Care
Access to health care has an impact on health because of access to important preventive services such as immunizations, screenings, or health advice.