We work at the state Capitol and with state agencies administering Medicaid and other important public health programs, to ensure Colorado’s public policies help Coloradans achieve their best health. Together with our Policy Committee, we have a finger on the pulse Colorado legislation that both directly and indirectly affects health.
Each year, we identify key priorities for our legislative work that will move Colorado closer to health equity. To that end, we evaluate each bill’s potential health equity impacts, especially in assessing data related to race, income, and ZIP code, to understand how it might impact our communities or cause unintended consequences.
This session, we made great strides for behavioral health care access and immigrants’ health. We defeated harmful bills that would have especially targeted families that rely on Medicaid for their health care, LGBTQ Coloradans, and immigrants. We brought a health perspective to issues not normally associated with health care, and spoke out against injustice. Moving public policy forward is a slow, painstaking process, but we’re up for the challenge!
Read our 2018 legislative summary to learn more about our successes and setbacks at the Capitol this year.Session Summary