Veterans face health different, and in some ways, increased health challenges in Colorado. It is important that we keep in mind the diverse needs of our state as we work together to improve health in Colorado.
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.
The vast majority of Coloradans are in good health. However, data from the Colorado Health Access Survey shows that nearly 800,000 Coloradans, 15% of our population, are in fair to poor health.
Coloradans that live in communities where residents have higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to report excellent or very good health.
Having health insurance coverage results in better access to valuable health care services and an increased likelihood of living a healthier life.
A majority of Coloradans are in good health, however, there are differences in health between racial groups in our state. Disparities exist across racial groups in regards to key health indicators.
Access to health care has an impact on health because of access to important preventive services such as immunizations, screenings, or health advice.
Coloradans that live in communities where residents have higher levels of income are more likely to report excellent or very good health.
In 2011, Center for Health Progress expanded its staff and actively engaged key stakeholders and learn about their perceptions, expectations, and advice for our organization.
2010 was a year of change, the largest of which was the Affordable Care Act. True to our mission, we facilitated, educated, and advocated.
Although 2009 was a year of economic down-turn, Center for Health Progress cemented its reputation as the chief collaborator in the world of health equity.