For a long time, the “model minority” myth has been used to drive a wedge between Asian American and Black communities by perpetuating the idea that all non-white Americans can be academically and financially successful if they just work harder. It blames those who cannot independently overcome insurmountable barriers for falling short of their potential.
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.
We are cultivating community. Even in the isolation of physical distancing, we are learning how community sustains us and gives us strength beyond ourselves. Figurative ham bones are flying all over the place, and our connections and relationships are expanding and maturing.
DACA is an important policy that the federal government enacted to offer protections to a fraction of immigrants living in this country.
We must make black lives a priority, and hold ourselves accountable for that. Here are several ways you can take action today.
I could only work harder to assert the voices and daily experiences of my communities in the narrow halls of power where decisions are being made.
I grew up in New York City, a city with a vast public transportation system of subways underground and buses and taxis above.
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.