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April 2013
Findings from The Colorado Trust's 2012 Environmental Scan

Findings from The Colorado Trust's 2012 Environmental Scan describes the results of a statewide environmental scan done by The Trust to learn more about how health inequity affects access to health in Colorado. Through a telephone survey, community forums across the state and focus groups with health care leaders, more than 1,000 Coloradans described the problems they believe need to be addressed, and offered potential solutions to help advance health equity.

March 2013
CHAS Issue Brief: Young Invincibles? Why Young Adults Have Colorado's Highest Uninsured Rate

This issue brief highlights findings about health insurance status and health care use among Colorado's young adults, based on the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS). The analysis shows that this age group has the highest rate of uninsurance in Colorado. It also provides insights into why they are uninsured, and the impact that being uninsured has on their ability to access care.

February 2013
Primer: Expanding Medicaid in Colorado - Understanding the Costs and Benefits

This primer offers information for Colorado leaders as they consider expanding Medicaid eligibility to the state's most vulnerable residents as part of the Affordable Care Act. It includes an analysis conducted by the Colorado Health Institute on the cost of expansion and who would be covered. It also reports on financing, savings and how an expansion policy might best be implemented.

January 2013
Health Equity and the Affordable Care Act - Summary

This publication briefly summarizes the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provisions that advance health equity, including those related to health care coverage, delivery and payment reform, and areas specific to disparities, such as data collection and cultural competence. It also looks at what Colorado has done in these areas to achieve health equity, and summarizes lessons learned in Colorado and other states.

January 2013
How the Affordable Care Act Can Help to Advance Racial and Ethnic Equity in Colorado

This paper examines the policies from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that relate to racial/ethnic health disparities and discusses what Colorado is already doing to reduce disparities. It also looks at what Colorado policymakers can learn from other states' experiences and how they could use those lessons and the ACA to move forward in eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities.

January 2013
CHAS Issue Brief: Medicaid in Colorado: How Enrollees Access and Use Health Care

This brief highlights findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about who is covered by Medicaid in Colorado and how they access and use health services. The analysis shows that Coloradans covered by Medicaid have a lower utilization of most health services than those with commercial insurance. It also shows that most Medicaid enrollees have a usual source of care, but getting an appointment with a health care provider can still be a challenge.

December 2012
CHAS Issue Brief: A Growing Problem: Oral Health Coverage, Access and Usage in Colorado

This brief highlights findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about access to dental insurance and oral health care in Colorado. The analysis shows that all Coloradans are facing more barriers to accessing oral health care, compared to when the survey was last done in 2008-09. It also looks at which Coloradans are having the most difficulty getting oral health care and paying for it.

November 2012
Improving Access to Health Through Collaboration: Lessons Learned from The Colorado Trust's Partnership for Health Initiative Evaluation (Appendices only)

This appendices contains a full description of the data collection methods (Appendix A) and the complete case studies (Appendix B) for the four Partnerships for Health initiative grantees highlighted in the report Improving Access to Health Through Collaboration: Lessons Learned from The Colorado Trust's Partnership for Health Initiative Evaluation.

November 2012
Improving Access to Health Through Collaboration: Lessons Learned from The Colorado Trust's Partnership for Health Initiative Evaluation (Full Report)

This report presents findings from the evaluation of four Partnerships for Health initiative grantees that were addressing access to health in their communities through the formation of collaboratives. Outcomes achieved by the grantees, as well as lessons learned for others embarking on collaborative processes, are described.

October 2012
CHAS Issue Brief: An Examination of Emergency Department Use in Colorado

This brief highlights findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about emergency department use in Colorado. The in-depth analysis provides critical insights about effect of insurance status on emergency department use; the ages, races, ethnicities and income levels of those who most often use the emergency department; and reasons Coloradans report for non-emergency use of the emergency department.

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