Racism is a significant cause the preventable differences in the health of our mouths, teeth, and gums, which are closely connected to our overall health.
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.
Two years ago, we put forward our plan for pursuing health equity in Colorado.
Hace dos años, inciamos nustero plan para desarrollar la equidad de la salud en Colorado
Each year, we identify key priorities for our legislative work that will move Colorado closer to health equity.
We’re piloting a legislative equity program in the Health and Human Service committees of Colorado’s House and Senate.
Colorado voters have much to consider this November with a lengthy list of ballot initiatives. There are thirteen statewide measures and nine in Denver.
Escalating attacks on immigrants are a rejection of our values. The public charge rule change would restrict legal immigration to only the wealthy few.
This session, we defeated harmful bills, brought a health perspective to issues not normally associated with health care, and spoke out against injustice.
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.