This report examines the makeup of the health care workforce in Colorado, health equity provisions in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that pertain to workforce diversity and misconceptions that stand as barriers to diversifying the health care workforce.
Before funding the Health Equity Advocacy strategy, The Colorado Trust commissioned a study of the existing advocacy field in Colorado. Based on the results of an online survey and 30 interviews, this executive summary describes the field, identifies strengths and weaknesses of the field, and offers strategies for building the field.
This report examines how the collection of race and ethnicity information from patients can help to reduce health disparities and create health equity. The report addresses the importance of data collection, legal mandates, and best practices to help health care providers collect and utilize the data.
This two-pager highlights The Trust's Health Equity and Race & Ethnicity Data report. It examines the importance of collecting race and ethnicity information as a means to help create health equity, and provides best practices on how to collect and utilize the data.
This paper examines the important role leaders play in promoting, guiding and supporting cultural competency development throughout a health care service organization. Leaders in health service organizations can use the paper to guide future efforts and assure all Coloradans receive quality, equitable health care.
This publication provides highlights from the report Health Equity and Leadership: The Importance of Leadership in Achieving Organizational Cultural Competency. It summarizes lessons learned from The Colorado Trust's Equality in Health initiative to help leaders achieve comprehensive organizational cultural-competency development.
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.
An interactive, searchable database of all of The Trust’s publications from its 30 years of serving Coloradans.