Educated the business community about health care issues and engaged business leaders in seeking solutions on how to expand and improve access to health.
Given the various options to expand health coverage—whether through an individual mandate requiring everyone to purchase health insurance or any plan to expand coverage through low-cost insurance products—the Colorado Center on Law & Policy conducted an affordability study to help policymakers, health advocates and consumers understand the factors that influence Coloradans' ability to pay for health coverage.
Supported the Colorado Children's Campaign in developing a health cost model and advocating for fiscal and policy changes to improve the health care system through "Looking Forward," a collaborative project with the Bell Policy Center and Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, as well as other funders and nonprofit advocacy organizations.
Supported the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative's work to increase awareness and educate health consumers statewide about barriers to health access, and strengthen advocacy efforts for policy changes to increase access to health care.
The department conducted the 2008 Colorado Statewide Household Survey to understand state-specific uninsurance and underinsurance rates, as well as factors that influence and are associated with these rates, to inform state policy decisions related to insurance and establish baseline data by which the state can monitor progress in expanding health coverage.
Funding to provide a meaningful voice for ethnically and geographically diverse health consumers, including faith communities, on mental health, health and behavioral health.