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Achieving Our Olympic Vision
Colorado Rises in National Health System Performance Rankings
Trends in Teen Pregnancies from 2009-2014
Plaintalk Blog: Understanding CO APCD Data Releases
Report Card on State Transparency
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August 2016
Achieving Our Olympic Vision
Ana English, President & CEO
It is fair to say that the Olympics and supporting the greater Olympic community is a family passion. During The Games, we follow the athletes in their events, celebrating and commiserating through victory and defeat. We treasure our own Olympic moments and cheer on close friends who are still working to achieve their dreams.
Colorado Rises in National Health System Performance Rankings
Doug McCarthy, Senior Research Director, The Commonwealth Fund; CIVHC Board Member
In 2010, the CIVHC-led Data and Transparency Advisory Group set long-term goals for Colorado to move into the top tier of performance among states on key measures of health system performance. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of public and private stakeholders, the state has since taken strides to realize these goals.
Trends in Teen Pregnancies from 2009-2014
Health First Colorado Population
Teen pregnancy rates across Colorado, shown in the CO APCD, have gone down drastically since 2009, thanks to the long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) program and various other programs and initiatives that have been implemented over the past several years. Click for the enlarged graphic.
Plaintalk Blog
Understanding CO APCD Data Releases
In the second installment of CIVHC's Plaintalk blog, we answer the question, "What do we do with all of the claims in the CO APCD?" The Colorado General Assembly specified the purposes that CO APCD data could be used for and we explore both public and non-public data releases in this post. 
Report Card on State Transparency
Colorado is One of Three States to Receive an "A" Rating
The 2016 Report Card on State Price Transparency is a publication released annually by Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3), and Catalyst for Payment Reform. Colorado moved from a "B" in 2015 to "A" in this year's publication. How states present and collect price information, keys in this rating system, are essential in making price information accessible and usable for consumers.
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