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County Data Workbooks

July 3, 2015

The Colorado Health Institute has assembled these Local Data Workbooks to help counties analyze the characteristics of their communities.

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Filling the Dental Gap

February 19, 2015

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.

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Colorado's Primary Care Workforce: A Study of Regional Disparities

February 12, 2014

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.

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From Policy to Practice: Colorado’s Health Care Workforce and Safety Net

December 5, 2012

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.

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A Profile of Colorado’s Rural Physicians

May 14, 2012

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.

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Health Care Access and Workforce Issues: A Colorado Perspective

April 12, 2012

Athena Dodd and Emily King presented on barriers to accessing health care in Colorado to undergraduates at the University of Colorado--Boulder.

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A Half-Million Newly Insured: Is Colorado Ready?

December 1, 2011

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.

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