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Denver's homeless population is particularly vulnerable to extreme heat

| Aug 5, 2021 | Colorado

In recent weeks, the city of Denver has consistently experienced temperatures over 100 degrees as part of this summer’s record-breaking heat waves. For the city’s homeless population, this extreme heat is life-threatening, according to a recent article from the Colorado Health Institute (CHI). As the country’s third most intense “urban...[ Read More ]

2021 a "landmark" year for health equity in Colorado

| Jun 25, 2021 | Colorado

In a legislative session filled with bold policy initiatives, progress on health equity was one of the Colorado Legislature’s most notable accomplishments, according to Colorado Health Institute (CHI) staff. Allie Morgan, director of legislative services at CHI, explained the “landmark” progress made during the session at a CHI webinar last...[ Read More ]

Denver area vaccination maps reveal areas to prioritize in vaccine outreach

| Mar 31, 2021 | Colorado

According to vaccine maps of the Denver Metropolitan area from the Metro Denver Partnership for Health (MDPH), certain wealthier and whiter areas of the city have much higher vaccination rates than those of other regions. Published on the Colorado Health Institute (CHI)’s website, these maps -- updated monthly using data...[ Read More ]

New CHI research reveals areas for improving school-based health care

| Mar 24, 2021 | Colorado

After evaluating the quality of health care in schools across Colorado, researchers at the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) presented research in a webinar on Friday that shows telling patterns of disparity among the state’s schools, and offered methods to improve school-based health care in high-need areas of the state.  ...[ Read More ]

New CHA toolkit outlines recommendations for improving rural hospitals' relationship with their community

| Mar 18, 2021 | Colorado

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) released a report last week that offers ways for hospitals to increase their connections with the rural communities they serve -- the culmination of two years of research.      In partnership with the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics, CHA applied the center’s Communication...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Katherine Mulready, Public Option, Legislative update

Michael Goldberg | Feb 14, 2020 | Colorado

Monte Whaley is our new State of Reform reporter covering health policy in the Colorado legislature. He won a Pulitzer for covering the Aurora shootings while a journalist at the Denver Post, and is now directing his talents at health care. If you see him at the capitol or at...[ Read More ]