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Telehealth in Colorado

Momentum is building across Colorado around telehealth, with new funding opportunities and new systems poised to take hold. A research brief by the Colorado Health Institute, “Health Care for a High-Tech World: The Potential for Telehealth in Colorado,” delves into the role that… read more

ACC Consumer Survey

The Colorado Health Institute released findings from the first consumer experience survey of Medicaid clients participating in the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC), the state’s signature project to reform the delivery of primary health care, on August 28, 2014. read more

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Healthy Competition

The Colorado Health Institute analyzes the 2014 U.S. Senate race between incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, through the framework of health policy. read more

Tracking the Affordable Care Commission

The Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care will spend three years studying and recommending ways to reduce health care costs. We will follow the commission in detail, producing an issue of our new publication, Policy Examiner, after each meeting. read more

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Local Data, Local Health

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. read more

School-Based Health Centers

A new Colorado Health Institute report analyzes the role of School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) in our state using data from an annual survey, which is administered by the Colorado Health Institute in collaboration with the Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care (CASBHC). read more

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Marketplace Competition Makes for Modest Increases

The Colorado Health Institute analysis of the 2015 health insurance rates approved by the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI). read more

A MAGI Primer: Understanding New Income Eligibility Rules for Colorado's Public Insurance Programs

It’s not magic, it’s MAGI. The federal government’s new modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) standard might seem like it was conjured out of thin air, but after reading our primer, you’ll be a certified MAGI magician. read more

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Colorado's Health Care Safety Net

Colorado’s health care safety net, the network of clinics and providers that care for the most vulnerable residents, is growing and changing. To better understand the changes in Colorado’s health care safety net, it is necessary to understand its structure. read more


The Colorado Health Institute and its Safety Net Advisory Committee (SNAC) are engaged in a learning laboratory called SNAC Labs. The work is focused on Medicaid's Accountable Care Collaborative pilot program in Colorado and its potential as a transformative model of health care,… read more

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

This Colorado Health Institute study analyzed the primary care workforce and compared it across regions. The study found wide variations in workforce capacity across Colorado. read more

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

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. read more

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County Profiles

The Colorado Health Institute's Data Repository offers two options for county-level health data. A quick health profile - available by rolling over the individual county – gives a glimpse of population, household income, health insurance status and Medicaid and CHP+ enrollment. To delve deeper, click on the county to download spreadsheets with detailed demographic, health coverage and workforce data.

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