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In The News

Rep. Amy Stephens to Advise Colorado Health Institute

Aug 27, 2014

Colorado Managed Care shares the announcement of the Colorado Health Institute’s new policy advisor.

Rep. Amy Stephens to Advise Colorado Health Institute

Aug 25, 2014

The Denver Post shares the announcement of the Colorado Health Institute’s new policy advisor. 

10 Things to Know About Medicaid in Colorado

Aug 25, 2014

This resource from Colorado Public Radio includes a quote from Amy Downs, the Colorado Health Institute’s Senior Director for Policy and Analysis, and links to a Colorado Health Institute publication.

Health Scorecard: Medicaid Programs Deliver Only Modest Savings

Jul 23, 2014

Health News Colorado reports on the Colorado Health Institute’s newest publication, “Reaching Our Peak: Scorecard for a Healthier Colorado”.

Schools Get Improved Ranking in Annual Health Scorecard

Jul 23, 2014

Chalkbeat Colorado reports on “Reaching Our Peak: Scorecard for a Healthier Colorado”, a new Colorado Health Institute publication.

Colorado Health Exchange Short on Information About Enrollees

Jul 14, 2014

The Denver Post cites Colorado Health Institute analysis of Colorado Health Access Survey data. 

Health Care Changes Create New Landscape for Small Businesses

Apr 02, 2014

This report from Colorado Public Radio includes perspective from Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access at the Colorado Health Institute.

Time Is (Sort Of) Running Out to Sign Up for Health Insurance

Mar 31, 2014

Colorado Public Radio talks with Michele Lueck, President and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute, about health insurance enrollment. 

Website Glitch Fuels Confusion

Mar 31, 2014

The Cortez Journal reports on Medicaid enrollment, including estimates from the Colorado Health Institute. 

Colorado Health Report Card Gives Mediocre Grades for Overall Wellness

Mar 26, 2014

The Denver Business Journal takes a look at the Colorado Health Report Card, produced through a collaboration of the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.  

The Northeast and the West are Leading on Obamacare, In Their Own Ways

Mar 13, 2014

The Washington Post examines a new report on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the West, which includes a Colorado chapter by the Colorado Health Institute. 

Vail Daily Column: Healthy Economy, Healthy Colorado

Mar 13, 2014

The Vail Daily reports on “Healthy Economy, Healthy Colorado: A Strategic Action Plan for Colorado’s Health and Wellness Industry,” authored by the Colorado Health Institute in partnership with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. 

Bill Aims to Encourage Doctors to Give Rural Colorado a Try

Mar 11, 2014

Colorado Public Radio cites a recent Colorado Health Institute report: “Colorado’s Primary Care Workforce: A Study of Regional Disparities.”

Small-practice family care physicians: Three things driving them crazy

Mar 03, 2014

The Denver Post’s “Daily Dose” cites a recent Colorado Health Institute report Colorado’s primary care workforce.

Count of Primary-Care Docs Shows Disparities

Feb 21, 2014

Northern Colorado Business Report covers a new Colorado Health Institute report on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

News Statement: CHI Study Set Baseline for Discussion: Distribution of Primary Care Providers Out of Balance

Feb 14, 2014

Colorado Community Health Network issued a statement responding to a new Colorado Health Institute report on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

El Paso County Has One of Worst Doctor Shortages in Colorado, Study Shows

Feb 12, 2014

The Colorado Springs Gazette covers a new Colorado Health Institute report on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

Doctor Shortages Profound for Plains, Medicaid Patients

Feb 12, 2014

This Health News Colorado article explores a new Colorado Health Institute report on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

EHRs, Aging Patients Contribute to Physician Shortage in CO

Feb 12, 2014

EHR Intelligence reports on a Colorado Health Institute publication out this week on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

Denver Area Has Plenty of Doctors, but Few Accepting Medicaid, Says Study

Feb 11, 2014

This Denver Business Journal article looks at a new Colorado Health Institute report, released today, on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

Study: Rural and Mountain Regions in Colorado Short on Doctors

Feb 11, 2014

The Denver Post covers a new Colorado Health Institute report, released today, on Colorado’s primary care workforce.

Finding a Doctor Depends on Where You Live

Feb 11, 2014

Colorado Public Radio covers a new Colorado Health Institute report on Colorado’s primary care workforce in a live interview with Rebecca Alderfer, Senior Analyst and lead author of the report.

Remote Care, Monopolies and Pricy Injuries Hike Resort, Rural Health Costs

Jan 29, 2014

This Health News Colorado article includes perspective from Amy Downs, the Colorado Health Institute’s Senior Director for Policy and Analysis.

Key Players Assess ACA Implementation in Colorado So Far

Jan 10, 2014

Health Policy Solutions reports on a panel discussion which included Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute.

Fight to Cut Health Costs Depends on States

Jan 08, 2014

Health Policy Solutions includes information from the Colorado Health Institute’s Annual Legislative Forecast.

Obamacare May Cut Hospital’s Debt

Jan 06, 2014

The Cortez Journal cites Colorado Health Institute data on the uninsured rate in Montezuma County. 

Dental Benefits to Expand for Medicaid

Dec 21, 2013

I-News and The Durango Herald share findings from a new Colorado Health Institute report: More Dental Insurance, Enough Dental Care?

Dental Care Still Elusive Despite Coverage Under Medicaid

Dec 18, 2013

I-News and Health Policy Solutions share findings from a new Colorado Health Institute report: More Dental Insurance, Enough Dental Care?

Sharper Detail in the Look at Colorado’s Dental “Deserts”

Dec 17, 2013

The Denver Post shares findings from a new Colorado Health Institute report: More Dental Insurance, Enough Dental Care?

New Report Adds Emphasis to Effort to Get Dentists to Accept Medicaid

Dec 17, 2013

Denver Business Journal shares a new Colorado Health Institute report: More Dental Insurance, Enough Dental Care?

Medicaid Rate Poised to Rise, Report Says

Nov 06, 2013

The Pueblo Chieftain reports on data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS). 

Colorado Health Survey: El Paso County Above State Averages

Nov 06, 2013

The Colorado Springs Gazette and I-News examine data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS).

Colorado Health Survey Highlights Disparities In Medical Care

Nov 05, 2013

I-News and KUNC explore data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which was released today by the Colorado Health Institute and The Colorado Trust.

State Survey Highlights Disparities in Medical Care

Nov 05, 2013

I-News and 9News.com explore data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which was released today by the Colorado Health Institute and The Colorado Trust.

Tepid Recovery Leaves One in Seven Uninsured

Nov 05, 2013

Health Policy Solutions takes a look at data from the 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which was released today by the Colorado Health Institute and The Colorado Trust.

Young and Not So Invincible

Oct 09, 2013

This article from Health Policy Solutions includes data from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by the Colorado Health Institute for The Colorado Trust.

Some Colorado Shoppers Confused as They Navigate New Health Insurance World

Oct 07, 2013

This article from The Gazette includes data from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by the Colorado Health Institute for The Colorado Trust. 

Health-care 'Guides' Ready to Help El Paso County Residents Navigate Insurance Options

Oct 01, 2013

The Gazette spoke with Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access at the Colorado Health Institute, to find out how many El Paso County residents are uninsured and how many are expected to gain insurance through Connect for Health Colorado.

Even with Federal Health Care Reform, Some Patients Struggle to Find Access to Care

Sep 25, 2013

Aspen Public Radio cites Colorado Health Institute estimates of the number of uninsured Coloradans who will gain Medicaid coverage by 2016.    

Health Summit Tackles Reform

Sep 20, 2013

The Durango Herald gives a summary of the fourth annual health summit of La Plata County, including information presented by Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access at the Colorado Health Institute. 

Colorado’s Data Tangle Shows Strain for Obamacare Targets

Aug 29, 2013

This article from Bloomberg Businessweek includes a quote from Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute.

Senior Tsunami Threatens Colorado’s Healthy Outlook

Aug 08, 2013

Health Policy Solutions reports on a new paper from the Colorado Health Institute.

Brokers to play role in health care

Aug 02, 2013

This story from The Durango Herald includes an estimate from the Colorado Health Institute of the number of La Plata County residents younger than 64 who are expected to purchase individual health insurance through Colorado’s health insurance exchange by 2016.

Colorado receives average grade in health report

Jul 05, 2013

The Boulder County Business Report reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

The Uninsured in Colorado's Wealthiest Areas: What Will Change Under Federal Health Care Reform

Jun 21, 2013

This story from Aspen Pubic Radio includes statistics provided by Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access for the Colorado Health Institute.

Earning a better grade

Jun 09, 2013

The Montrose Daily Press reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

Colorado receives D-plus for children’s health

Jun 06, 2013

The Montrose Daily Press reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

Colorado's Report Card a Mixed Bag

Apr 30, 2013

The Gazette reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

A picture of health: La Plata County sixth healthiest in Colorado

Apr 14, 2013

This story from The Durango Herald includes a quote from Jeff Bontrager, Director of Research on Coverage and Access at the Colorado Health Institute.

Opinion: Looking out for No.1 in health

Apr 08, 2013

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute.

Opinion: Uninsured young adults: Are they really invincible?

Apr 03, 2013

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Emily King, a research analyst at the Colorado Health Institute.  

Colorado’s Health Grades

Mar 27, 2013

Colorado Matters reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

Revisionist history health report cards make life interesting: What if Colorado were No. 1?

Mar 26, 2013

The Denver Post’s Daily Dose blog reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

40 under 40 2013 winner - Jeff Bontrager

Mar 22, 2013

The Denver Business Journal selected our very own Jeff Bontrager for the 2013 40 under 40 list!   

Boulder Valley boasts low rate of uninsured

Mar 22, 2013

The Boulder County Business Report reports on data from the Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

What If We Were No. 1?: The 2012 Colorado Health Report Card Answers the Question

Mar 21, 2013

MarketWatch reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, which was released today by The Colorado Health Foundation in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute. 

What If We Were No. 1?: The 2012 Colorado Health Report Card Answers the Question

Mar 21, 2013

The Fort Mill Times reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, which was released today by The Colorado Health Foundation in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute.

Colorado Adults Are Still Fit And Healthy, But What About The Children?

Mar 21, 2013

KUNC and I-News Network report on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, which was released today by The Colorado Health Foundation in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute.

Opinion: Expansion of Medicaid a boon for low-income baby boomers

Mar 21, 2013

In this Health Policy Solutions piece Bob Semro cites Colorado Health Institute estimates of how many Coloradans would gain health insurance coverage if Medicaid is expanded in the state. 

Report card: Colorado adult health improves, kids' decline

Mar 21, 2013

The Denver Business Journal reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

What If We Were No. 1?: The 2012 Colorado Health Report Card Answers the Question

Mar 21, 2013

BusinessWire reports on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card, an annual report released by the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute.

New strategy tackles growing obesity problem

Mar 03, 2013

A guest column in The Daily Camera by Sara Schmitt, Director of Community Health Policy for the Colorado Health Institute.

Letter to the editor: Dental care still an issue

Feb 27, 2013

Chris Wiant, president and CEO of Caring for Colorado, cites oral health data from the Colorado Health Access Survey in his letter to the Craig Daily Press. The Colorado Health Access Survey is managed and analyzed by the Colorado Health Institute for The Colorado Trust. 

New Medicaid estimate: a billion dollar bargain?

Feb 07, 2013

This Health Policy Solutions article cites the Colorado Health Institute’s Medicaid expansion cost analysis, commissioned by The Colorado Trust. 

The politics of researching gun violence prevention

Feb 05, 2013

A guest column in The Denver Post’s blog “The Idea Log” by Amy Downs, Senior Director for Policy and Analysis for the Colorado Health Institute.

A helping hand for the obese

Jan 31, 2013

A guest column in The Denver Post by Sara Schmitt, Director of Community Health Policy for the Colorado Health Institute. 

Health care costs tackled, changing

Jan 29, 2013

This article from the Valley Courier includes data from the Colorado Health Access Survey, which is managed and analyzed by the Colorado Health Institute for The Colorado Trust.

Opinion: The politics of researching gun violence prevention

Jan 17, 2013

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Amy Downs, CHI’s senior director for policy and analysis. 

Opinion: Rural Colorado to benefit from health care policy changes

Jan 16, 2013

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Joe Sammen, community partnerships coordinator for the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, cites data from CHI on Colorado’s rural physician workforce. 

Campaign to boost number of insured children

Jan 14, 2013

This article from EdNews Colorado cites statistics from CHI about how many of the children who are eligible for CHP+ and Medicaid are enrolled in these programs. 

Federal Program Vital for Colorado

Dec 30, 2012

In this op-ed for The Pueblo Chieftain Mike Baxter and Rob Ryder cite statistics from CHI on Pueblo County parents and children who are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHP+.   

Soapbox: Medicaid provider fee cuts hurt at the state level

Dec 20, 2012

In this op-ed for Coloradoan.com Kevin Unger, president and CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, cites statistics from CHI on the number of Larimer County parents and children who are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHP+.

A 'Silent Epidemic,' Coloradans Increasingly Taking Their Toothaches to the ER

Dec 17, 2012

This story from Colorado Public News and KUNC includes oral health data from the Colorado Health Access Survey, which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

More Than Half of Hispanic Coloradans Lack Dental Insurance

Dec 11, 2012

Yahoo! News reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Huge Colorado racial gap in dental coverage as more lose access

Dec 10, 2012

The Denver Post reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Opinion: Colorado must expand access to dental care

Dec 10, 2012

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Sara Schmitt, CHI’s director of community health policy, on oral health findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS). 

Millions of Coloradans lacking dental insurance

Dec 10, 2012

KJCT8 reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Access to dental care declining in Colorado

Dec 10, 2012

Health Policy Solutions reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Coloradans without dental insurance tops 2 million

Dec 10, 2012

AG Journal reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

2.1 million Coloradans lack dental insurance

Dec 10, 2012

The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Ethnic gap seen in Colorado dental coverage

Dec 10, 2012

The Denver Business Journal reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

2.1 million Coloradans without dental care access

Dec 10, 2012

Examiner.com reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Coloradans without dental insurance tops 2 million

Dec 10, 2012

The La Junta Tribune Democrat reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

Study: Oral health care a growing problem in Colorado

Dec 10, 2012

Northern Colorado Business Report’s article on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust. 

How Has the Rise of Physician Employment Changed Hospitals' Recruitment Strategies?

Nov 29, 2012

This article from Becker’s Hospital Review includes data from CHI’s survey of Colorado’s rural physicians which found that lifestyle factors play a strong role in keeping doctors in rural settings, while professional factors did not rank as high.

High private insurance costs, excessive ER use plague Mesa County

Nov 24, 2012

An article from The Daily Sentinel uses data from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) on how many people report having a usual source of care. The CHAS is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

The big changes coming in health care

Nov 16, 2012

A guest column in the Northern Colorado Business Report by Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute, on the top five Colorado health care trends heading into 2013 – and CHI’s second decade.

Health care mandate will move forward

Nov 10, 2012

An article from Colorado Public News in the Durango Herald reports on how the election results will affect the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  

Election means health care law goes forward

Nov 09, 2012

Colorado Public News spoke with Michele Lueck, CHI’s president and CEO, about how the election results will affect the implementation of the health care law, and what it means for Coloradans. You can listen to the story on KUNC.

Nonemergencies in Colo. an urgent problem

Nov 05, 2012

An article from Colorado Public News in the Durango Herald reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

Tax Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance to Hit 6 million Americans

Nov 01, 2012

Colorado Health Insurance Brokers cites a Colorado Health Institute estimate of how many Coloradans will have to buy health insurance or pay a penalty starting in January 2014.

Advancing the Debate: New study examines emergency department use in Colorado

Oct 26, 2012

The Health Law and Policy update from the Colorado Center on Law & Policy includes a summary of newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

Survey: Nearly Half of Coloradans' Last ED Visit Did Not Require Emergency Care

Oct 25, 2012

Becker’s Hospital Review reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

ER use up, but uninsured aren’t ‘frequent flyers’

Oct 24, 2012

Health Policy Solutions reports on a new study released by The Colorado Trust and the Colorado Health Institute.

Opinion: Data-driven health care policy goal of CHI

Oct 24, 2012

An op-ed in Health Policy Solutions by Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute, on CHI’s top five Colorado health care trends heading into 2013 – and CHI’s second decade.

44% of Colorado ER patients could have gone elsewhere, survey finds

Oct 24, 2012

The Denver Business Journal reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

Emergency department visits increase, but not solely by uninsured

Oct 24, 2012

The Colorado Springs Business Journal reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

44% of Colorado ER patients could have gone elsewhere, survey finds

Oct 24, 2012

The Oklahoman reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

44% Of Coloradans Use ER For Non-Emergencies

Oct 24, 2012

KUNC and Colorado Public News report on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

Colorado's emergency room use rose, but it's not uninsured using most

Oct 24, 2012

The Denver Post reports on newly released data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), which is managed and analyzed by CHI for The Colorado Trust.

Who still wants to be a country doctor?

Oct 22, 2012

This American Medical News article looks at the need for physicians in rural areas, and how improved work-life balance can help attract and keep doctors in these communities. It includes data from CHI’s survey of Colorado’s rural physicians which found that lifestyle factors play a strong role in keeping doctors in rural settings. 

Viewpoint: Huge changes coming to Colorado health care

Oct 19, 2012

A guest column in the Denver Business Journal by Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute.

Health care trends important to Colorado

Oct 15, 2012

A guest column in the Colorado Springs Gazette by Michele Lueck, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Institute.

Opinion: New approaches to paying for health care

Oct 12, 2012

Gena Akers of SanLuisValleyHealth.org discusses the recent publication "New Approaches to Paying for Health Care," released jointly by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) and the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC). 

Colorado Earns a C for Health

May 18, 2012

A story by the Loveland Reporter-Herald about a presentation by CHI's CEO, Michele Lueck, and The Colorado Health Foundation CEO Anne Warhover on the Colorado Health Report Card.

S.E. Colorado Gets Health Report Card

May 04, 2012

Coverage of a presentation by CHI's Emily King and The Colorado Health Foundation's Caren Henderson on results of the Colorado Health Report Card to a seminar sponsored by LiveWell Prowers County.

Colorado Kids Lag on Health Indicators

Mar 22, 2012

"Colorado continues to fall behind other states on important indicators of physical health and children here are faring the worst" - Education News Colorado

Health report card: Colorado's still the leanest state, but more of us are obese

Mar 22, 2012

"Colorado remains the leanest state in the nation, but the portion of its population that is considered obese has climbed to 22 percent" - Denver Business Journal

Report: Colorado grows lazy about fat; chances of funding new help are thin

Mar 22, 2012

"The health status of many Coloradans is weighed down by expanding obesity challenges, with bleak prospects for public spending to attack the problems" - The Denver Post

Obesity rates rising in Colorado, study shows

Mar 22, 2012

"For the first time, more than one in five Coloradans is obese" - inewsnetwork

2011 Colorado Health Report Card Highlights the State of Health and Economic Challenges

Mar 22, 2012

"Despite making progress in some areas, Colorado continues to fall behind other states in childhood obesity, prenatal care, dental care for children and other factors that impact our physical and economic health" - finance.yahoo.com

Is Colorado’s health care system ready for newly insured?

Mar 22, 2012

"The leanest state in the nation has set a new, unsettling record. For the first time, more than one in five Coloradans is obese" - inewsnetwork

Study: Colorado will need more primary care physicians

Dec 12, 2011

"Colorado will need to add between 83 and 141 primary-care providers by 2016 in order to care for roughly 510,000 people who will get health insurance because of federal health care reform" - Denver Business Journal

Study: Health reform will not overwhelm Colorado’s medical system

Dec 12, 2011

"Though Colorado will add 510,000 to insurance rolls under health care reform, the state will need far fewer new doctors than previously thought" - The Denver Post

Press Releases

Rep. Amy Stephens Joins Colorado Health Institute as Policy Adviser

Aug 25, 2014

State Rep. Amy Stephens has joined the Colorado Health Institute as a policy adviser. Rep. Stephens brings a state and national perspective on ideas and trends in health policy to CHI, a nonpartisan research institute. In her advisory role, she will…read more

Colorado Health Institute Welcomes Board Members

Jun 24, 2014

The Colorado Health Institute announced today that three health policy and health care experts have been appointed to the organization's board of trustees. The new board members are Leo Tokar, senior vice president in the health care practice of Lockton…read more

Colorado Health Institute Releases First Map-Based Report

May 09, 2014

The Colorado Health Institute released a report today that gives a detailed picture of Colorado’s uninsured populations through a series of 17 maps, an analysis revealing significant statewide variations in demographic and geographic characteristics.…read more

Colorado Health Report Card: New Features This Year

Mar 26, 2014

The 2013 Colorado Health Report Card - produced through a collaboration of the Colorado Health Foundation and the Colorado Health Institute - launched today with a number of helpful new features. Now in its eighth year, the Report Card tracks 38 indicators…read more

New Study: Some Colorado Regions Lack Enough Primary Care Physicians

Feb 11, 2014

A Colorado Health Institute study to be released Tuesday, February 11, finds that nine regions of the state are struggling to attract and retain enough primary care physicians. “Colorado’s Primary Care Workforce: A Study of Regional Disparities,”…read more

One of Seven Coloradans Does Not Have Health Insurance: Findings from 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey Reveal Level of State’s Coverage

Nov 05, 2013

The 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey, released today, reveals that 741,000 Coloradans – one of seven residents - does not have health insurance. The percentage of Coloradans without health insurance is 14.3 percent compared to 15.8 percent in…read more

New Report Measures Colorado’s Progress in Promoting Health

Aug 07, 2013

A report released today by the Colorado Health Institute shows that while Colorado is making progress in efforts to improve the health of residents, parts of the system are falling short. Reaching Our Peak: Creating a Healthier Colorado explores the…read more

Medicaid Expansion: A Demographic Portrait of Newly Eligible Coloradans

Apr 19, 2013

The Colorado Health Institute today released a report analyzing the demographic characteristics of Coloradans who would become newly eligible for Medicaid insurance coverage if Colorado opts to expand eligibility. The Affordable Care Act includes…read more

New Analysis Reveals Number of Eligible Children Who Aren't Enrolled in Medicaid or CHP+

Mar 01, 2013

The Colorado Health Institute today released its annual analysis of the number of eligible children in the state who aren’t enrolled in the Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) public insurance programs. About 125,000 Colorado children, or…read more

Colorado Health Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Oct 15, 2012

The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) is marking its 10th anniversary with the publication of a photo book titled “Colorado: A Picture of Health.” The book shows Coloradans on the front lines of health care - providers, patients, educators,…read more

The CHI Connection: September 2012

Sep 28, 2012

It’s been a busy third quarter at the Colorado Health Institute. CHI’s health policy experts helped to draft Colorado’s State Innovation Models (SIM) Grant request to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. CHI team members…read more

New CHI Resources for Safety Net Clinic Week

Aug 22, 2012

Two weeks ago, August 5-11, the nation’s community health centers were recognized during National Health Center Week. This week, August 20-24, is the third annual Safety Net Clinic Week, sponsored by ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health…read more

The CHI Connection: July 2012

Jul 14, 2012

Contact: Deborah Goeken, Director of Strategic Services Phone: (720) 382-7094  The Colorado Health Institute has released a number of new analyses that highlight health policy in the state. CHI’s recent work has included publications,…read more

First Dates Announced for CHI Tenth Anniversary Webinar Series

May 21, 2012

What are some opportunities for health care cost containment, and how does care coordination fit in? What were the key themes of the 2012 session of the Colorado General Assembly, and what's in store for 2013? How will an aging population affect Colorado’s…read more

Marla Williams Joins CHI Board

Apr 16, 2012

Apr 16, 2012 - Marla Williams, president and chief executive officer of Community First Foundation, has joined the board of directors of the Colorado Health Institute (CHI). Williams joined Community First Foundation in November 2010 to serve as…read more

Linda Reiner named to Colorado Health Institute board

Feb 13, 2012

Feb 13, 2012 - The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) has named Linda Reiner, director of planning and evaluation at Caring for Colorado Foundation, to its Board of Trustees.  She brings expertise in health, health policy and care delivery to the CHI…read more

CHI's Legislative Preview Released

Jan 12, 2012

Jan 12, 2012 - The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) today released Legislative Opportunities and Trends 2012, an overview of health policy issues expected to be addressed by the Colorado General Assembly during this session. With tough choices…read more

The 10 Most Popular CHI Publications of 2011

Jan 10, 2012

Jan 10, 2012 - 2011 was a memorable year in Colorado’s health policy world. The state’s closely-watched health insurance benefits exchange took its first steps, the legislature wrestled with a greater demand for health care services even…read more

New CHI analysis gives first look at need for primary care providers after health care reform

Dec 12, 2011

Dec 12, 2011 - A new analysis by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) estimates that Colorado will need to add between 83 and 141 primary care providers – physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants – to care for the estimated…read more

Cost-containment options for Medicaid

Dec 08, 2011

Dec 8, 2011 - By 2013-14, Colorado’s Medicaid enrollment will be almost double that of a decade ago. Both enrollment and costs are expected to keep rising as the population ages, health care reform expands Medicaid eligibility to new groups of…read more

New CHI report examines innovative ways to provide long-term services and supports while containing costs

Dec 08, 2011

Dec 8, 2011 - By 2030, nearly one in five Coloradans will be age 65 and older – 1.3 million people. Most of them will need some form of long-term care because of a physical or mental disability or condition. And many will turn to Medicaid for help.…read more

A portrait of Colorado's nursing workforce

Nov 09, 2011

Nov 09, 2011 - Projections of increased need for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and certified nurse aides in Colorado are causing concern about whether the state will have enough nurses and nurse aides to meet future demand. To help…read more

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