The 2015 Colorado Health Report Card – the ninth annual health report card presented by the Colorado Health Foundation – shows improvement in a number of areas. But it also reveals significant disparities in health depending on race, ethnicity and income. The Health Report Card’s underlying data illuminate stark differences base on socio-economic factors. The Colorado Health Report Card, which is produced in conjunction with the Colorado Health Institute, provides data on 38 key health indicators, such as prenatal care, access to health care and obesity, in five life stages. The indicators selected for the Health Report Card come from eight data sources. The data are the most recent available for all states. The indicators selected for the report card are reported consistently across states, allowing Colorado’s performance to be ranked relative to other states. For the first time, the Colorado Health Foundation and its Health Report Card partner, the Colorado Health Institute, will use the new data to inform an ongoing series of in-depth reports throughout 2015. As part of this series, the data will be broken down geographically, giving communities a better idea of their own health grades. These reports will be published throughout the year.
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