During lunch at a large conference last week, I was seated next to a Canadian who also worked in health care. She introduced herself and said, “So…how does the US health care system work, anyway?” So much for small talk.
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.
It is hard to say goodbye to people we love, but the final days with our grandmother were made easier by one provider’s courage—despite financial incentives to do otherwise—to simply do nothing at all.
While “Prior proper planning prevents p*uck ups” was not the official motto of ski school, it was a good reminder that when you are on a mountain with children who do not belong to you, it is critical you take the time to properly plan and prepare.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans went to see The Hunger Games this past weekend; for millions of Americans though, hunger isn’t a movie—it’s a daily reality.
Making the connection between the way that health care is delivered and the public policy affecting it is an essential part of our work at CCMU.
To paraphrase an old adage, in every movement I join, my colleagues and I have been able to make meaningful progress because we stand on the shoulders of giants.
Working in communications, I’ve learned how you say something is equally important as what you say. Getting just the right word can make or break your message.
There has been a lot of focus on over-utilization of the emergency department in recent health policy discussions. Without question, many patients are getting care in the emergency department that should be managed in other health care settings.
It’s no secret that our economy is weak right now; it’s low on resources, vulnerable, and hoping for a reversal in fortune. Unfortunately, that describes a lot of Coloradans, too.
This month marks the 15th year CCMU has been working in communities and at the Capitol to lead change for a healthier Colorado.