Root Causes, developed by the Colorado Health Institute in partnership with The Colorado Health Foundation, provides a data-driven exploration of how mental health is impacted by a variety of social factors.
It combines data from a variety of sources to illustrate how Colorado communities are faring on both mental health and the social factors that influence it such as housing, income inequality, and racial segregation.
To navigate the site, select the social factor you are interested in and zoom in on different parts of the state to explore how these factors play out in different neighborhoods and counties. You can also click on the icons to learn more about how many of these factors influence mental health outcomes.
Unless otherwise noted, data are from the 2019 Colorado Health Access Survey. For a full list of sources and definitions, please see here.