This session, we defeated harmful bills that would have especially targeted families that rely on Medicaid for their health care, LGBTQ Coloradans, and immigrants. We also brought a health perspective to issues not normally associated with health care, and spoke out against injustice.
We provide well-informed data and perspectives on Colorado’s health care system.Our publications are developed based on comprehensive quantitative and qualitative research and information gathering when we visit our neighbors around the state. This ensures that those entrusted with making decisions on behalf of us all are more aligned with the real needs and priorities of Coloradans.
In 2017, we undertook intensive strategic planning and re-branding processes that gave us new clarity and direction for our work. We renewed our commitment to bringing people together to ensure factors like race, income, and ZIP code don’t determine a person’s access to care or opportunity to live a healthy life.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders face increased barriers to good health because of systemic and historic injustices. However, most or all of the disparities in health outcomes are masked because data is aggregated into one racial category instead of many diverse ethnicities.
Legislators should consider supporting the I Drive Colorado campaign because of the significant public health benefits of providing Colorado’s immigrants with a standard form of identification and the ability to drive legally.
In the almost six years of its existence, DACA has had a significant positive impact on the health of both our immigrant communities and overall public health. There is a strong connection between DACA policy and immigrant health and safety, access to health coverage and care, and our health care workforce.
As the Trump administration continues to intensify its efforts to curb immigration, Colorado legislators, public health agencies, and health care and advocacy organizations should consider immigration policy as health policy, and show leadership on these issues.
Before examining potential options for extending greater health care coverage and/or access to immigrants of varying immigration status in Colorado, we must understand the demographics and insurance status of these populations.
Consumer engagement largely depends on the willingness of payment reform leaders to engage consumers intentionally throughout the quality metrics development process.
In order to fully understand the health care system’s shortcomings and work toward improvement, we need quality metrics.
The Trump administration’s impulsive and irresponsible approach to reducing immigration is both dangerous and ineffective.