Patient to Policy Approach


The Colorado Health Equity Project positions Colorado health care providers, legislators, attorneys, and students to address systematic barriers affecting patient health. Identification of social determinants of health at the patient and clinical level is key to driving an understanding of how laws and policy impact both individual and population health. By partnering health care providers with lawyers who are well trained in legal and policy analysis the experience of both professions can be leveraged to present compelling arguments for how laws, regulations and practices impact the health and well-being of vulnerable patient populations.