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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...

Patient Safety Awareness in Colorado

Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by National Patient Safety Foundation. Each year, health care organizations around Colorado take part in the event by prominently displaying the NPSF campaign logo and promotional...

First Hand: Colorado Rural Health Care Challenges

Shantel Tubbs, clinical manager at Pediatric Associates in Montrose, discusses health care access challenges in her community. The clinic serves most of the mountain communities in the area. She knows first-hand how hard it is to get quality care in rural, mountain communities....

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Development in Rural Colorado

Clarke Becker, former president of the Colorado Rural Development Council, discusses the challenges of health care in rural Colorado, including physician shortages. State Rep. Dominick Moreno, shares the importance of having quality health care available throughout the state.  ...

Making Connections: Doctors In Rural Communities Need Support

Recently the Colorado Rural Health Center held a highly informative and well-attended forum that included experts from across the state discussing issues, resources and research affecting the delivery of health care across Colorado’s rural areas. Representatives from...

Health Care Reform From A Personal Perspective

A new project, HealthIsLocal.org, from the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved (CCMU), has started to collect health reform experiences from four Colorado communities, including Summit County. Health is Local includes interviews from local health care leaders, videos,...

Health Care Gap in Rural and Urban Communities: Part 2

In the second part of our video series with Colorado State Rep. Dominick Moreno, District 32, he barriers to providing health care to rural and urban communities. While Dr. Douglas Fairbairn, medical director at Inner Health Center, discusses difficulties health care professionals...

Health Care Gap in Rural, Urban Communities: Part 1

Colorado State Rep. Dominick Moreno, district 32, shares his experiences about how safety net clinics help his community’s residents get critical access to primary care. Dr. Douglas Fairbairn, medical director at Inner Health Center, discusses moral and ethical obligation to...

Article Highlights High Cost of Health Care In Rural Colorado

Health News Colorado, formerly Health Policy Solutions, posted an article this week that said one of Colorado’s least populated counties leads the state in health costs per person. The news outlet quoted  Joni Adelman, the Mineral County’s part-time public health nurse as...

Colorado Senator Irene Aguilar, MD, On Health Care Access

Sen. Irene Aguilar, a primary care doctor, sees first-hand how people in communities across Colorado have difficulties getting access to health care, including primary care and specialty care. Having insurance helps, but does still not solve the problem. Aguilar, assistant majority...