Colorado Data Resources

According to sections 330(k)(2) and 330(k)(3)(J) of the Public Health Service Act, CHCs must periodically document the needs of their target populations and update their service areas.  The following resources provide needs assessment information on national, state, and county levels, with a focus on data appropriate for Colorado CHCs.

CDPHE Data
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Access data from many programs within the State Health Department
www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/data

Census Quick Facts
US Census Bureau
Colorado state and county demographic, economic, and geographic facts
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045216/08

CO Medical Price Compare
Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
Claims data from private and public insurance carriers to provide a comprehensive picture of health care costs and utilization in the state
www.comedprice.org/

Colorado Health Institute Database
Colorado Health Institute
Create custom profiles by county or for the state, including tables, maps, and graphs of health indicators
http://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/data

Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) Resource Center
CRHC, State Office of Rural Health
Collection of maps, literature, and more
http://coruralhealth.org/resources

County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Health rankings of every county within a state based on overall health, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment, including maps, tables, and county-level data
www.countyhealthrankings.org/colorado
Website tours and additional webinars about utilizing County Health Rankins and Roadmaps data
www.countyhealthrankings.org/webinars/all

Family Economic Security
Wider Opportunities for Women
Family economic security and self-sufficiency standards
www.wowonline.org/economic-security-in-the-states/colorado

Health Facts
Kaiser Family Foundation
National and by state data regarding demographics, economics, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare, health costs and budgets, health insurance and managed care, providers and service use, minority health, women’s health, and HIV/AIDS, providing graphs, tables, maps, rankings, and comparisons
http://kff.org/statedata/?state=CO

HRSA in Your…
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA programs, grants, health centers, National Health Service Corps members, and 340B program participating providers by state and county
http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/topics/HrsaInYour/HrsaInYourState.aspx?geocd=08

Integrated Care Mapping Project
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC)
Map of behavioral health mind and body collaborative health programs
http://www.cbhc.org/icmapping/

Kids Count Data Center
Annie E Casey Foundation
Profiles, rankings, maps, trend graphs by topic, and raw data with over 100 measures of child well-being
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data#CO/2/0

Mapping the 2010 US Census
The New York Times
Browse population growth and decline, changes in racial and ethnic concentrations, and patterns of housing development by county
http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

Maps
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Customizable maps of information concerning FQHC/HPSA/MUA/MUPs, minorities, Medicare, long term care, population change, poverty/income levels, rural health clinics, uninsured persons, and other categories
www.raconline.org/states/colorado.php#maps

Maps and Data
National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Colorado maps and data, including state fact sheet, state map, and key health center data
http://nachc.org/research-and-data/state-level-data-maps/colorado/

Primary Care Association (PCA)
Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN)
Colorado’s PCA
http://cchn.org

Primary Care Office (PCO)
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of Health Equity
Colorado’s PCO
www.colorado.gov/cdphe/ohe

Public Health Data
Trust for America’s Health
Public health data per state on adult health indicators, child and adolescent health facts, health profession shortage, public health preparedness, public health funding, and economics
http://healthyamericans.org/states/?stateid=CO

Quick Health Data Online
Office on Women’s Health
Health, access to care, and demographic data available by state and region, including customizable maps
www.healthstatus2010.com

Rural Health Resources
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
Rural health information including state contacts, organizations, tools, maps, funding information, documents, journals, and news for the state
www.raconline.org/states/colorado.php

Shortage Area Designation
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Information and resources regarding shortage area designation
www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/shortage-designation-process

State Profile
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region
Information on Colorado’s community health, rural health, grants, underserved populations, and demographics
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/states/#colorado