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Colorado Health Foundation Makes Rural Communities a Priority: Q&A with Karen McNeil-Miller
Karen McNeil-Miller, president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, discusses how the foundation is working with rural communities in the state. Topics covered include a recent statewide Listening Tour, the use of data to focus on rural health issues, and participation in the national Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership.
Author(s): Beth Blevins
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Colorado Behavioral Health Data
Excel file containing behavioral health data by region for the state of Colorado. Includes mental health status and suicide data for adults and high school students, and mental health status data for children ages 4-14.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Mapping Rural Colorado: A Statistical Comparison of Colorado's Rural Regions
Outlines four distinct rural regions of Colorado: Northwest, Southwest/San Luis Valley, Eastern Plains, and Central. Provides a quick health fact for each region and includes median income levels, adult poverty rates, obesity rates, and more.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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The 2016 Colorado Health Report Card: Celebrating a Decade of Data
Examines the barriers to pursuing a healthy lifestyle in rural Colorado communities. Provides examples of innovative programs and uses rural-relevant statistics and illustrations to highlight three main areas of interest: poverty, limited healthy options, and limited access to care. Includes county-level health and population-related statistics for all 64 counties in Colorado.
Date: 01/2016
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Foundation
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Granting Hope
Overview of Rural Philanthropy Days, a Colorado event for rural communities that brings together regional funders, local governments, business leaders, and local nonprofit organizations.
Author(s): Kate Menzies
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Colorado Critical Access Hospitals and Clinics: Improving Communication and Readmission (iCARE) White Paper
Details how the Colorado Rural Health Center's Improving Communication and Readmission (iCARE) program is improving the patient experience at Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics in Colorado by enhancing care coordination and lowering readmission rates.
Date: 03/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Healthy Clinic Program Helps Colorado Rural Clinics Build Stronger Foundations
Profiles the Healthy Clinic Assessment (HCA) program in Colorado, which assists rural clinics in strengthening their foundations, and improving operations and quality.
Author(s): Jami Schumacher
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Healthy Clinic Assessments (HCAs): Promising Practices: How Healthy Clinic Assessments Are Improving Business Operations and Internal Processes
Assesses the essential business operations of health clinics in rural, frontier, and urban-underserved areas in Colorado. Identifies which areas of improvement should be undertaken, and provides an action plan for change focusing on quality of care, clinic efficiency, and increased revenue.
Date: 2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Rural Health Center
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Health Care for a High-Tech World: The Potential for Telehealth in Colorado
Describes the importance of telehealth in meeting the changing healthcare needs of Colorado residents in rural and urban areas of the state.
Date: 10/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Overcoming Patient Engagement Barriers: Urban And Rural Success Stories
Highlights successful patient engagement programs. Features the High Plains Research Network, which serves eastern rural Colorado, and describes how the network tailors its outreach to the community through the insights of the community members involved in the network. The section on the High Plains Research Network begins at 5:35 in the recording.
Date: 09/2014
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Health Affairs
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