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Reaching Our Peak: Creating a Healthier Colorado

September 16, 2015

This Colorado Health Institute project is an annual analysis of the impact of policies, programs and politics on statewide efforts designed to make Colorado a healthier state.

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Legal Marijuana Comes Into Focus: An Analysis of Colorado's Policy Landscape

April 22, 2015

The size and scope of Colorado's marijuana market is beginning to come into focus in this second year of legalization.This analysis by the Colorado Health Institute has identified six key policy lessons.

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Flashpoints and Fixes

April 8, 2015

The Denver Foundation engaged the Colorado Health Institute to study access to care, particularly among Coloradans with high health needs. The Denver Foundation used the analysis to help identify meaningful and data-based opportunities for grantmaking by the new Colorado Health Access Fund, which launched in April 2015.

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Fruit and Vegetable Policy Strategies

January 7, 2015

This paper outlines promising and proven strategies that can help Coloradans make healthier choices, boosting fruit and veggie consumption statewide.

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Local Data, Local Health

October 22, 2014

Health care is local. While national, state and market trends impact health and health care delivery, local communities are where theory and policy meet practice and implementation.

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Legal Marijuana in Colorado

April 18, 2014

This brief by the Colorado Health Institute examines the policy decisions and regulatory framework created by Colorado for the legalized marijuana industry, which was launched in the state on January 1, 2014.

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Oral Health and Colorado’s Children

February 7, 2014

Findings from this Colorado Health Institute brief suggest that dental insurance can address cost barriers to accessing dental care for Colorado’s children and families. And while most Colorado children have good oral health, low income children are more likely to have fair or poor teeth, the two lowest levels

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