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Colorado Ranks No. 7 in Health Outcomes, But Rural Health Access An Issue

Colorado ranks 7th in the nation for healthcare across 40 key measures, but the Centennial State still struggles to get its most at-risk residents to the doctor, according to a new study. The WalletHub study compared each U.S. state and the District of Columbia on cost, access and...

Rural Health Care Shortage in Colorado

“Health care in rural America is ill.” In Colorado alone, 13 counties (all rural) don’t have a single hospital, including 2 without a clinic. Check out this video on rural health in Colorado by the Denver Post, and read the entire article....

Medical Students Get Training in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs — Born in an old brick hospital looking out on downtown Colorado Springs, Cody Brevik has always considered this city home. Now, he wants to be the one who wears a white coat and cares for the Pikes Peak region’s next generation of natives and newcomers....

Health Perspectives: Kids’ Dental Care in Colorado

This infographic by the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is part of a series that looks at health from different perspectives:  ...

YouTube Videos on Colorado Rural Health Care Challenges

Be sure to check out Health Care Aware Colorado’s YouTube channel featuring 14 videos with Colorado state legislators, local and economic development officials, rural and urban health care providers and patients....

Childhood Health Coverage In Colorado Slightly Improving

Northern Colorado community radio station KUNC reports that the number of children living in poverty in Colorado has gone down for the second year in a row, and health insurance coverage for the state’s younger residents is the highest it’s ever been. According to federal...

Colorado’s Safety Net Clinic Week Highlights Access to Care

Colorado’s Safety Net Clinic Week kicks off today.  Public officials and community leaders are getting a firsthand look at Colorado’s community safety net clinics (CSNCs) and federally certified rural health clinics (RHCs) in celebration of the 6th annual event, August 17...

Inspiring Physicians About Patient Safety At Colorado Conference

The annual Telluride Patient Safety conference is wrapping up for 2015, but the lessons learned will inspire future physicians who attended as they move forward. COPIC has been the sponsor of the conference for the past 4 years. Learn more about the conference in this video: Discover...

Help Wanted: Colorado Rural Health Care Professional

Fairplay, Colorado Town Administrator Tina Darrah talks about the challenges of recruiting rural health care professionals and the greater impact a lack of healthcare access has on the community. Despite recently building a modern health care clinic, Fairplay has been struggling to...

Health Care Access Solutions in Rural Colorado

Colorado’s rural and frontier counties face important health care access and coverage issues, as well as health care professional shortages. Sara Leahy, Workforce and Clinic Program Manager at Colorado Rural Health Care Center, discusses some of potential ways to increase the number...