Policy & Advocacy Resources

Policy & Advocacy Resources

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Educational Resources

Those interested in health policy and advocacy can find reliable, balanced information from the following resources:

Physical Education and Colorado: A report on the state of PE across Colorado’s public school system — This report is a comprehensive attempt to determine the “State of PE in Colorado" by exploring current PE programs in school districts across Colorado, highlighting the barriers to improving quality PE and addressing inequities when they exist.

Harnessing the Power of Advocacy in Your Nonprofit Webinar Archive There are many opportunities for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to advance their missions by engaging in advocacy to influence public policy. In fact, advocacy can be an effective catalyst for policy changes that leverage nonprofits' program work and carve a path towards mission advancement and sustainability. This webinar,“Harnessing the Power of Advocacy in Your Nonprofit,” presented by Cara Lawrence, partner at Tierney Lawrence, LLC, guides participants through the opportunities and limitations of integrating advocacy activities into the nonprofit setting.
Download Presentation slides (Recorded Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016) 

Colorado Health Report Card — The Colorado Health Foundation publishes annual updates on the current status of health, health care and health coverage in Colorado using data provided by various sources. Produced in conjunction with the Colorado Health Institute, the Report Card provides data on 38 key health indicators in five life stages, such as prenatal care, access to health care and obesity.  

Assessing the Economic and Budgetary Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Colorado: FY 2015-16 through FY 2034-35 — This independent analysis measures the impact of Medicaid expansion on Colorado’s economy – jobs, household earnings, economic activity – and state budget. Findings reveal that in the two years since implementation, Medicaid expansion in Colorado has added 31,074 jobs, increased economic activity by $3.8 billion and raised average annual household earnings by $643. Projections out to fiscal year 2034-35 show the significant and positive effect of expansion on Colorado’s economy will continue.

ColoradoCare Legal Analysis — This objective legal analysis includes explanation of the legal mechanics of Amendment 69, a proposed November 2016 ballot initiative that would establish ColoradoCare, a new, government-operated, universal health care financing system in Colorado. The Foundation commissioned attorneys from Polsinelli to conduct an objective, third-party analysis to examine legal issues surrounding the proposed measure. The report does not consider the merits or challenges of ColoradoCare or of a single payer healthcare system more broadly. The goal of this analysis is to provide objective description of the legal mechanics of ColoradoCare to ongoing conversations around Amendment 69.

Health Care Coverage and Access for Children in Low-Income Families: Stakeholder Perspectives from California, Colorado, and Texas — This cross-state brief by Mathematica Policy Research examines health coverage and access for children in low-income families in Colorado, California and Texas. It takes an in-depth look at recent policy developments, unmet needs, along with emerging issues and opportunities.

Health Care Coverage and Access for Children in Low-Income Families: Stakeholder Perspectives from Colorado — This issue brief by Mathematica Policy Research examines the health coverage and access landscape in Colorado for children in low-income families.


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