When I was uninsured and living in rural Colorado, I relied on Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality, non-judgmental reproductive health care.
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.
The government is currently planning to change “public charge” rules in a way that will affect access to public programs for both citizens and immigrants.
The first time my dad attempted suicide, I was shocked, devastated, deeply saddened, and angry. When it happened again, I felt confused.
We began the year by publishing a report on payment reform, but it still felt overwhelming. So, we started thinking about analogies for each payment model.
In concluding my time on the board of directors with Center for Health Progress, I want to offer some reflections and immense thanks for such an extraordinary experience. I experienced remarkable organizational change with Center for Health Progress staff and my board colleagues, over this past decade.
I recently became Mental Health First Aid certified. The first thing I did after class was ask Mental Health Center of Denver about counseling services.
We have had community organizers in the field in Pueblo and Fort Morgan for 15 months now, talking with community members about health equity and getting to know their stories.
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?
Last month, I hopped on a red-eye flight to New Orleans for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Fundraising Conference. It would be the first conference I’d attend specifically geared toward fundraising, and I was excited to see that this year’s theme was Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA).
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.