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The Health Care Perceptions of Low-income Coloradans

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Good health is simply not a reality without adequate and equitable access to primary health care. While we know that health takes shape well beyond the clinic, we understand that the experiences and services provided in the care setting are critical to Coloradans being and staying their healthiest.

To that end, the Foundation partnered with Langer Research Associates in 2016 to conduct a survey to understand the perceptions of low-income Coloradans about the care that is available to them. Findings from the survey revealed information that demands action. Overall, there is a significant gap in satisfaction with health care between low-income and higher-income Coloradans. In addition to the executive summary, the Foundation has published four issue briefsĀ detailing survey findings about low-income Coloradans of color; low-income Coloradans in rural areas; the health care services low-income Coloradans value, know about and use; and how the 4 Cs are related to patient satisfaction and engagement.