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Annual Report 2018

Dear friends of CHI,

We often hear that we are living in a “post-truth” culture, fed by fake news and a choose-your-own-reality outlook. 

I don’t buy it. And neither do a lot of you. I know this because the Colorado Health Institute is in the business of proving evidence-based analysis and independent thinking to decision-makers in Colorado. And business is booming.

I’m pleased to report that CHI is a healthy and growing organization. We began in 2002 as a foundation-funded provider of health data and analysis. We have grown to be a trusted thought leader and thought partner in the health policy world. Now we’re growing even more to meet the demand for reliable research, analysis, and strategic thinking. 

We continue to fulfill our mission and vision by bringing independent analysis to policy matters throughout the state. Our contributions to substance use disorder, vaping, and Medicaid transformation helped set the course for state and local policy decisions and legislation.

We’re sustaining this mission and vision by taking on more consulting work. We’re proud of the clients we serve, because we know they share our vision of improving health for all Coloradans through evidence-based policymaking. For instance, we helped the Office of Behavioral Health develop the state’s first-ever strategic plan for prevention of substance abuse, and we analyzed Colorado investment’s in children’s well-being for the Office of Early Childhood.

This is essential work, and it’s the kind of work CHI is perfectly suited to do. Colorado can count on CHI to continue to be a trusted partner and leader as we work to make sure all people who live here have the opportunity to live a healthy life.

On behalf of my CHI colleagues, I offer our thanks to you for joining us in this mission.

To your health,