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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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Colorado's Vision for Health: A Colorado Health Institute Analysis

May 6, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled his plan for improving Colorado’s health, promising to reinforce ambitious efforts to make Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. CHI's analysis summarizes the report and identifies five questions to address if Colorado is to achieve its goal of becoming the healthiest state.

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HealthWords 2013

April 10, 2013

CHI offers HealthWords, a glossary, to help navigate the many terms and acronyms that are part of Colorado’s health care discussions.

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FAQs: 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health Obesity Data

April 3, 2013

Frequently-asked questions on the new child obesity data in the 2011/12 National Survey of Children's Health.

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Obesity Treatment: A New Strategy to Address a Growing Problem

January 11, 2013

CHI examines a new provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires insurance companies to cover - for the first time - the costs of screening and treatment for obese patients.

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Oral Health: Emerging Issues and Policy Options

December 6, 2012

Better oral health means better health in general. But fewer Coloradans, especially those without dental insurance, are getting dental care.

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Colorado’s State Health Agencies: A Primer

December 5, 2012

Four state agencies oversee health care programs across Colorado, account for a third of Colorado’s general fund, employ about 7,000 state workers and directly impact the health and health care of hundreds of thousands of Coloradans.

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