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Tooth Be Told...Colorado's Basic Screening Survey - Children's Oral Health Screening: 2016-17
Presents the results from a dental screening survey of kindergarten and third grade students in Colorado during the 2016-17 school year. Students selected were a sample representative of all kindergarten and third grade students in Colorado and included students of different races and/or ethnicity, from urban and rural schools, and students eligible for the free and reduced-price lunch programs. Data compares rural and urban dental caries experience and untreated decay, and previous survey results from 2003-04.
Author(s): Renee Calanan, Gabrielle Elzinga-Marshall, Dahsan Gary, et al.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
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Rural Child Welfare Practice
Issue brief discussing the needs and concerns of rural children and families, including healthcare and social services. Examines factors linked to child maltreatment, such as poverty, violence, and substance use, and features descriptions of successful programs designed to promote child welfare in rural areas of Montana, South Dakota, Kansas, and Colorado, as well as Appalachian Ohio and Kentucky.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Family Matters in Oral Health: Connecting Children's and Caregivers' Dental Health Habits
Compares data for Colorado children, aged 1 to 14, by parents or caregivers who did and did not see an oral health provider. Examines rural and urban oral health disparities in children, including looking at preventive dental visits and oral health status. Discusses strategies to improve oral health in children.
Author(s): Sara Schmitt
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Health Institute
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The Health Care Perceptions of Low-income Coloradans
Discusses the results from a 2016 survey regarding perceptions of healthcare available to low-income residents in Colorado. Includes issue briefs analyzing data for rural Coloradans and low-income Coloradans of color.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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The Financial Health of Colorado Hospitals: Trends 2011-2015
Provides economic, pricing, and quality information on Colorado's hospitals. Shares data from public sources in order to improve healthcare transparency, affordability, and quality. Tracks trends among Colorado's hospitals, including Critical Access and small/rural hospitals, and provides individualized, facility-level statistics on employment, utilization, and finance.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Hospital Association
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Financing Project ECHO: Options for State Medicaid Programs
Outlines how 4 states are using Medicaid funds to support Project ECHO and enhance services for rural and other at-risk populations in California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon. Shares design considerations for specific delivery system environments and ways to ensure long-term program sustainability. Project ECHO seeks to expand access to specialty healthcare services in rural and underserved areas.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Allison Hamblin, Lauren Moran
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Improving Rural Oral Health: Six States' Response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Oral Health Strategic Framework
Findings brief describing how Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina have responded to the Department of Health and Human Services' 2014-2017 goals for advancing oral health in America, with emphasis on programs available to children. Features statistics including number of dental insurance companies, number of public health dental clinics or Federally Qualified Health Centers providing oral health services, and number of full-time and part-time dentists and dental hygienists at these facilities in each of the six states.
Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Janice C. Probst, Karen M. Jones
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Veteran Suicide: A Growing Problem in Colorado
A suicide prevention brief demonstrating how rural veterans and active duty service members in Colorado are disproportionally affected by suicide. Discusses the mental health status of veterans and barriers to accessing mental health services. Describes several strategies and prevention programs to help prevent veteran suicide.
Author(s): Karam Ahmad, Jaclyn Zubrzycki, Ashlie Brown, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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SLV N.E.E.D. (Naloxone - Education - Empowerment - Distribution)
Video featuring the San Luis Valley N.E.E.D. (Naloxone - Education - Empowerment - Distribution) program, which provides opioid-related education to healthcare providers and the community, as well as a naloxone distribution program and naloxone training for first responders in six rural Colorado counties.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Mountains, Plains, Cities, Schools: An Analysis of Colorado's Rural and Urban School-Based Health Centers
Examines important aspects of Colorado's school-based health centers (SBHCs). Includes information on program growth, funding sources, populations served, and service offerings. Uses statewide statistics to compare urban versus rural SBHCs and illustrate how SBHCs help fill critical healthcare gaps within the state.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Last Updated: 11/8/2023