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The Colorado Health Report Card

Has Colorado improved its grade point average when it comes to health? This annual report card from the Colorado Health Foundation, created in partnership with CHI, provides a decade's worth of annual updates related to the state's progress on 38 key health indicators. Learn where Colorado has made headway. And discover where it still needs to improve.
Date last upated: December 14, 2016

The Colorado Health Report Card provides a full decade of data that measure how improvements in Colorado’s health over time stacked up against the rest of the nation.

The Health Report Card graded Colorado on its most pressing health issues between 2006 and 2016. It did this by focusing on 38 key health indicators across five stages of life: Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Children, Healthy Adolescents, Healthy Adults and Healthy Aging.

This decade of data offers a glimpse into the issues Colorado successfully tackled.

The first Health Report Card noted that Colorado fell below the national average for health insurance coverage in every age group. By the 2016 Health Report Card, Colorado’s children and adults topped the national average. But momentum lagged in some areas. Many Coloradans, particularly those facing financial hardships, fell behind. And there were persistent disparities based on race, ethnicity and geography.

Between 2006 and 2016, the Health Report Card evolved beyond the health grade. More than a tool to share data, it was designed to ignite the conversations that could help to shape the story of Colorado’s health.

(Please Note: The nomenclature and timing of release changed between 2012 and 2013, so there is no 2013 Report Card.)

All Health Report Card data are available here.

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2016 Report Card

2016 rc

rural  health

where health mh spotlight

2015 Report Card

2015 report card 2015 fact sheet

2015 supplement medical homes 

hispanic health english hispanic health spanish

2014 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Colorado Health Report Card Supplement
Behind the Numbers: Prenatal Care 
Behind the Numbers: Physical Activity
Behind the Numbers: Adolescent Poverty
Behind the Numbers: Uninsured
Behind the Numbers: Limited Activity 
 

2012 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Colorado Health Report Card (Spanish)
"Keeping Colorado Competitive: Roadmap to a Healthier, More Productive Workforce"

 

2011 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Colorado Health Report Card (Spanish)
"Prevention: Strong Investments in Colorado's Health"
"Prevention: Strong Investments in Colorado's Health" (Spanish)
Indicator Summary Table 
 

2010 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Colorado Health Report Card (Spanish)
Health at a Crossroads: 2010 Supplement to the Colorado Health Report Card
Indicator Summary Table
Grading Our Progress: An Examination of Report Card Indicators 2008-2010
 

2009 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Colorado Health Report Card (Spanish)
Understanding the Numbers: Indicator Details and Promising Initiatives
Summary Table
The Colorado Health Report Card: A Call to Action
Grading Our Progress: An Examination of Report Card Indicators 2007-2009
 

2008 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Understanding the Numbers: Indicator Details and Promising Initiatives
Summary Table
Income, Education and Obesity: A Closer Look at Inequities in Colorado's Obesity Problem 
Obesity: What the Research Shows
 

2007 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card
Understanding the Numbers: Indicator Details and Promising Initiatives
Summary Table
Fact Sheet
FAQs
 

2006 Report Card

Colorado Health Report Card