|Colorado’s Health Report Card:|
Colorado’s aging population is relatively healthy, but its children rank only average in health care needs and gains.
That’s according to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual report card.
The state ranks average or below average on most measures related to children and has fallen behind Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi on critical children’s health indicators such as insurance coverage or prenatal care.
Developed by the foundation and the Colorado Health Institute, the indicators are organized into five life stages: beginnings, children, adolescents and aging to show the biggest health threats for each age group.
Healthy aging stage earned an A-, but the beginnings and children section both earned a C-. The grades are based on 40 indicators based on consultation and input from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and a foundation advisory committee. Adolescents in Colorado received a B-.
Findings from the report: