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June 2010
The Magnitude of Underinsurance in Colorado – Issue Brief

Prepared for The Colorado Trust by the Colorado Health Institute, this issue brief is based on data from the 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (which later became the the Colorado Health Access Survey). Key findings show that 650,000 Coloradans were underinsured—almost the same number as uninsured residents—and, although individuals over 65 years old usually have Medicare, the highest rate of underinsurance occured among this age group. As well, underinsured Coloradans were more likely to forego medical care and/or report problems paying medical bills than those Coloradans deemed adequately insured.

May 2010
2009 Annual Report

The Colorado Trust's 2009 Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of those we have the privilege to work with, and briefly outlines our work ahead to realize access to health for all Coloradans.

May 2010
Building Public Will to Achieve Access to Health – Issue Brief

This brief provides an overview of the concept of public will-building, and looks at how it may serve as an important means to help achieve access to health. In addition to describing actions and experiences within each phase of building public will, the brief also provides a case study of how this approach has impacted environmental awareness.

April 2010
Early Childhood Systems Building from a Community Perspective – Issue Brief

Even when children and their families have access to support services from a variety of programs and organizations—such as early learning centers, nutrition programs, and pediatric, nursing, dental and mental health care providers—there are challenges in connecting families to these services. The result is that families often have a difficult time learning about, applying for and taking advantage of the services that could benefit their children. This issue brief, prepared for The Colorado Trust by Julia Coffman of the Center for Evaluation Innovation and Susan Parker of Clear Thinking Communications, explains systems building as an intentional, organized way to create or improve a system of early care and education services for children.

January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - A Profile of Coloradans Affected by an Individual Mandate

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief summarizes the implications of a federally imposed individual mandate on uninsured Coloradans.

January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - The Relationship Between Insurance Coverage and Access to a Regular Source of Health Care

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief summarizes findings that examine the relationship between insurance status, access to a usual source of health care and utilization of health care services.

January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - A Profile of Colorado's Uninsured Population

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief provides an overview of uninsured Coloradans, how long they experience uninsurance and discusses the correlates of being uninsured, including employment status, the size of the firms in which they work, annual income and where in the state the burden of being uninsured is most acutely felt.

January 2009
Colorado Household Survey Issue Brief - A Regional Profile of Colorado's Uninsured Population

The 2008-09 Colorado Household Survey (COHS) was initiated to collect information on the health insurance status of Coloradans. The COHS was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and funded by The Colorado Trust in an effort to more accurately assess the issues surrounding health insurance coverage in Colorado, and provide baseline information about health care coverage and access in anticipation of state and national health reform efforts. Using data from the COHS, this issue brief provides an analysis of regional differences in uninsured rates and examines the socio-demographic factors that may explain the observed differences.

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