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February 15: Colorado Health Access Survey Data Release
Join us for the release of the 2023 Colorado Health Access Survey data. The Colorado Health Access Survey is Colorado's premier source of information on health coverage, access to health care, and the factors that influence health in Colorado. The biennial survey of 10,000 Colorado households allows comparisons across a time marked by sweeping changes in health policy. It includes long-running questions on topics such as health care affordability and barriers to care. It also includes new questions on long COVID, climate change, and other topics.
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March 21: Data Disaggregation
Data from the Colorado Health Access Survey is critical to understanding the impact of health policy in Colorado. For three years, the Colorado Health Institute has worked with the University of California Los Angeles to disaggregate the data in the survey to provide a more nuanced understanding of specific populations. Learn more about a new analysis in which CHI applied data disaggregation methods to better understand behavioral health access within the Hispanic or Latino community. We will be joined in this panel our research partners from UCLA.
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To better understand the complex landscape of the workforce, the Colorado Public Health Workforce Collaborative, in collaboration with the state, created Colorado’s first Public Health Workforce Gaps and Needs Assessment. During this webinar, we will highlight the report's findings on strengths and areas that demand immediate attention for public health workforce improvement.
Joined by Vincent Collins, M.D., Jonathan McMillan, Director of the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and Sarah Lampe, President and Executive Director at Trailhead Institute, we discussed a public health and community-based approach to firearms violence.
Artificial intelligence has vaulted out of science fiction and into our current reality. Learn why AI is likely to thrive in health care — and what that could mean for equity, community power, and privacy.
In Colorado, the local ballot plays a pivotal role in shaping laws, with a multitude of annual ballot questions significantly influencing the well-being of the community. This engaging discussion focuses on harnessing the power of the local ballot and other local government tactics to improve health and overall welfare, featuring guest panelists from the Colorado Health Foundation, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and Larimer County.
Community members across the state are working toward a Colorado where all people have access to affordable, healthy food in their communities. Achieving this vision requires making changes to our food systems at the local, state, and federal levels. Special guests from the Blueprint to End Hunger and the Pueblo Food Project discuss food insecurity in Colorado with CHI.
From gun control to housing to health care costs, Colorado lawmakers did not shy away from controversy in 2023. CHI's legislative team and Representatives Judy Amabile and Dafna Michaelson Jenet discuss health policy developments with a focus on behavioral health.
Colorado’s youth face unprecedented mental health challenges. It's hard to know where to start fixing the problem. The Colorado Health Institute and Gary Community Ventures have reviewed the state's mental health system to find most urgent gaps to fill.
The costs of child care and prescription drugs are key health issues affecting Coloradans, and both are essential factors in the well being of our communities.
Colorado’s climate has gotten hotter, and it will heat up more due to human-caused global warming.
Care integration is an old story with a new plot twist.
How can we build sustainable and trusted relationships with communities?
Findings from the Colorado Health Access Survey
Colorado communities need a new focus on adapting to a changing climate to advance health equity.
The 2022 legislative session tackled controversies in mental health treatment and criminal penalties for fentanyl.
There is no denying the fact that Colorado, like the rest of the world, is heating up.
Lessons Learned from the Past Decade of Working in Behavioral Health
We know that social, human, and health services that are integrated can improve people’s health outcomes far more than one siloed component. Yet our systems continue to be antiquated and fragmented.
A look at the updated Health IT Roadmap, with special guest Stephanie Pugliese, Director of the Office of eHealth Innovation
New Colorado Health Access Survey data on the lingering effects of job loss. Plus: A portrait of Colorado veterans' health.
Health care visits on the Front Range dropped 25% during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Missed visits led to missed diagnoses, untreated conditions, and increased inequities.
CHI evaluated law enforcement co-responder programs to see if dispatching mental health professionals with police to emergency calls can lead to better outcomes for officers and for people in crisis.
CHI mapped COVID diagnoses in metro neighborhoods and found a short drive could bring stark differences in the risk of getting the disease.
The COVID pandemic disrupted the legislative session for a second year, but it didn't derail major advances in health equity. The budget bounced back from 2020's cuts thanks to billions in federal aid.
CHI analysts share our interactive maps and graphics on COVID-19 vaccines in the Denver metro area. Also, a look at health disparities among older Coloradans using Colorado Health Access Survey data.