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Spotlight on Hispanic Health In Colorado

Colorado’s Hispanic community faces unique and substantial barriers to achieving good health, according to the Data Spotlight from the latest Colorado Health Report Card. The new report, a collaboration between the Colorado Health Institute and the Colorado Health Foundation as...

First Hand: Rural Pediatrician Discusses Health Care Access

Dr. Greg Suchon from Pediatric Associates in Montrose discussed the difficulties of getting care as a result of the health care coverage expansion. Rural communities are seeing more and more patients, but there is not an increase in the number of health care professionals, he says....

Health Care Lingo Confuses Access Issues

It’s fall, which means many Coloradoans will start getting notices about their company’s open enrollment period or Connect for Health Colorado. Some of the notices will say something like, “Sign up for health care before the deadline,” or “Don’t forget to review your...

Safety Net Clinics Are Essential for 300,000 Coloradans

Public officials and community leaders, including those from Governor Hickenlooper’s staff, are getting a firsthand look this week at Colorado’s community safety net health care clinics, which provide quality health care services to hundreds of thousands of low income, vulnerable,...

Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Health Centers Around Colorado

To acknowledge, support and advocate for Colorado’s health care safety nets, in partnership with ClinicNET and the Colorado Rural Health Center, Health Care Aware Colorado participating in the 5th annual Colorado Safety Net Clinic Week from Aug. 18 – 22. Every year,...

Practicing Medicine in Rural Colorado: A Pediatrician’s View

There is a shortage of physicians serving #rural #Colorado . Meet Dr. Greg Suchon, a pediatrician on the Western Slope who’s helping fill that gap for children in Montrose, Colorado. While it’s not an easy job, Dr. Suchon says he wouldn’t trade his experiences for...

Urbanite Learns Firsthand About Rural Health Care Challenges

There’s a certain cry that every parent knows isn’t normal. It’s the “I’m-not-kidding-I’m-really-hurt-this-time,” shriek instantly recognizable by most any parent. It was that particular scream that rang out over 4th of July as our family vacationed in Crested Butte....

Rural Life Suits This Doctor

There’s not much Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger isn’t involved in as the only physician in Leadville, Colorado. She built the town’s largest medical office building, is the medical advisor to the local public school district as well as Colorado Mountain College and Outward Bound, and she...

SNAC-Time Means Understanding Access to Care for Coloradans

A year ago, the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) – the nonpartisan health research and data analysis organization – launched an innovative program designed to discuss key health care access issues. These conversations are part of a series of “learning laboratories” put...

2014 Colorado State Legislature
Health Care Summary

Here is a good roundup of the health care issues that came up during this year’s legislative session, courtesy of the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved. Some of the bills include improving access to health coverage and health care services, strengthening and...