This year my goal list looks like it does most years—exercise daily, dedicate more time to playing the guitar, and read a book a month. But this year I’ve added a new goal: commit to giving gratitude more frequently.
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.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the release of our award-winning graphic novel, Waiting for Health Equity, I’ve been reflecting on all it’s accomplished in just one short year.
I’ve been reflecting on the mixed messages we’re sending patients about where and how they should access health care. The message we’re sending is that urgent and emergency care is faster, more convenient, and higher quality than primary care.
By charging per service for health care, there is little incentive to address the root cause of a patient’s condition, or even to actually improve a patient’s health.
We spent the better part of 2017 doing a deep dive into goal setting as part of our strategic planning. The result is our 2018-2020 Strategic Framework.
It’s been quite a year. As we enter 2018, we will keep fighting health disparities and ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to live a healthy life.
My family’s story is a story shared by millions of immigrants in the United States of America. It is a story of building a new life and creating new opportunities for themselves and their children.
Recently, our entire staff was given the opportunity to spend a day in Fort Morgan, where we were able to listen to and learn from community leaders and partners.
We’re proud to stand with immigrants—they are our neighbors, our families, and our friends. In 2018, our immigrant rights work is one of our top priorities.
I am once again reminded of the importance of listening to and learning from each other, in order to be more effective in our work and have more meaningful relationships in our lives.