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Colorado's Health Care Safety Net: 2012 Primer
Updated Safety Net Primer available here.
The health care safety net serves as the primary source of care for Colorado’s most vulnerable residents. With more than 800,000 uninsured Coloradans, historically high public health insurance caseloads and escalating health costs, the safety net plays a crucial role in the state’s health care system.
This primer provides information about what the safety net is (who are the providers), who uses the safety net, where funding comes from and a list of additional resources.
A map of the safety net clinics in Colorado is availaible in the download box to the right, as well as a more detailed map of the Denver metro area and El Paso/Pueblo counties. (Updated May 2013)
The downloadable database (labeled as "Public Use File") contains health care providers identified as "safety net clinics" per CHI's working definition of the health care safety net. The download includes contact information for all of the clinics. (Updated May 2013)