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.
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.
I Drive Colorado: Drivers’ Licenses for Immigrants is a Public Health Issue
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.
DACA: A Pro-Health Policy
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.
Immigration Policy Is Health Policy
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.
Demographics of Colorado’s Immigrants
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.
Engaging Consumers in the Development of Quality Metrics
Consumer engagement largely depends on the willingness of payment reform leaders to engage consumers intentionally throughout the quality metrics development process.
Quality Metrics for Consumer Advocates
In order to fully understand the health care system’s shortcomings and work toward improvement, we need quality metrics.
Statement: Federal Immigration Policy Changes
The Trump administration’s impulsive and irresponsible approach to reducing immigration is both dangerous and ineffective.
Statement: Congress Passes Tax Cut and Jobs Act
Congress’ decision to pass the Tax Cut and Jobs Act will have a dramatic effect on the health care landscape in Colorado and around the US.
Payment Reform & Alternative Payment Models
Payment reform is the movement to change what we pay for in health care. Instead of paying for services, we should pay for good value.