This issue brief highlights findings from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about uninsured Coloradans who will be eligible for federal subsidies to buy insurance through the new marketplace, including demographic characteristics of this group, and how they currently use health care.
This infographic, using data from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), provided a view of uninsured adults eligible for subsidies, i.e. those most likely to buy health insurance through the state health insurance exchange.
The Colorado Trust's 2012 Annual Report highlights a year of supporting nearly 50 multi-faceted grant strategies to advance access to health, as well as the exploration of the extent to which health inequity affects Coloradans. The report also previews The Trust's efforts to more intently focus on advancing health equity.
This publication provides highlights from the report "How Language Access Issues Affect Patients, Policymakers and Health Care Providers." It examines the issues around the impact of language differences in accessing health care, including approaches health care providers can use to overcome challenges and improve language access opportunities, as well as legal requirements for providing language access.
This paper examines how language differences affect patients and health care providers. It examines the importance of language in accessing health care, provides policymakers with an overview of existing legal requirements and offers health care providers approaches to improve language access.
This publication provides highlights from the report Optimizing Outreach and Application Assistance Services in Community-based Organizations: Evaluation Findings from The Colorado Trust's Outreach and Enrollment for Children and Youth Grant Strategy. It summarizes the evaluation findings from The Colorado Trust's three-year, $3.3 million grant strategy to help expand enrollment of children and youth in the Child Health Plan Plus and Medicaid public health insurance programs.
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.
This report discusses findings from the evaluation of The Colorado Trust's three-year, $3.3 million grant strategy to help expand enrollment of children and youth in public health insurance programs in Colorado. An external evaluation team from the University of Colorado Denver conducted the evaluation. The results, along with recommendations for funders and community-based organizations, can be found in this report.
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.
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.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.