I grew up in New York City, a city with a vast public transportation system of subways underground and buses and taxis above.
We provide well-informed data and perspectives on Colorado’s health care system.
As thought leaders working in communities and at the Capitol, we share information about what’s working in our health system and what’s not. As we lead the public dialogue, we hope to offer a big-picture view of the health care system and to help Colorado find common ground.
Transportation is a major barrier to accessing care for nearly 300,000 Coloradans. That’s why Medicaid offers Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.
We’re running dangerously low on laws and policies that provide equal protection for all. Pandemics have a way of exposing inequities.
You are at-risk of dying from COVID-19; we all are. But the risks go beyond the disease and are very inequitably distributed.
On 2/1/19, Colorado named ESRD an emergency medical condition, thereby allowing immigrants without documentation to get outpatient dialysis services.
I remember canvassing during the 2012 election on Pueblo’s east side and coming across two houses that had been disconnected from electric power.
During roll call, teachers would always pause at my name. Jessica…? I would raise my hand to relieve them of awkward attempts at pronouncing my last name.
The Civil Rights Movement was different, and more effective, than our Marades and Women’s Marches because it was driven by one unifying concept: membership.
To make meaningful change, we need people inside the health care system to understand why health inequities exist in the first place, and to take action.
As white women with less education and experience got higher titles and more money, I realized I needed to secure leadership and professional development opportunities for myself.