Key Issues / Health Care Workforce
The Colorado Health Institute has assembled these Local Data Workbooks to help counties analyze the characteristics of their communities.
Colorado reached a historic milestone in 2014 when it began offering dental insurance to each of the state's 1.1 million Medicaid clients. This decision places Colorado among the nation's leaders when it comes to oral health coverage for those with the lowest incomes.
- Filling the Dental Gap
How many primary care physicians treat patients in Colorado? Do we have enough working physicians,and are they in the right places, to provide primary care for all Coloradans? Most importantly, what can policymakers do to address these issues? The Colorado Health Institute has addressed these questions in a new study.
- Research Study
Access to medical care contributes to improved health and a reduced need for more costly medical care. The health care workforce and the safety net are two key aspects of the health care system that help determine if people have access to care.
Findings based on a survey of Colorado’s rural physicians provides a snapshot of these important health care providers, including why they practice in rural Colorado, what keeps them working in their communities and the demands placed on their practices.
Athena Dodd and Emily King presented on barriers to accessing health care in Colorado to undergraduates at the University of Colorado--Boulder.
- power point
A 2011 CHI report predicts health care needs of the 500,000-plus Coloradans expected to become insured under federal health reform. The analysis includes the anticipated number of additional primary care physicians and other providers needed to deliver that medical care.