Policy & Advocacy

 

 

2019  Legislative Session Final Report Now Available

 

During the legislative session, our positions on bills are tracked below:

Support

Monitor

Opposed

Support

CRHC will participate in grassroots engagement of membership and policy makers via letters of support, factsheets, legislative testimony, and any additional appropriate actions.

Monitor

CRHC will monitor and track the bill.

Oppose

CRHC will participate in grassroots engagement of membership and policy makers via letters of support, factsheets, legislative testimony, and any additional appropriate actions.

Policy Resources

Stay up-to-date on the latest in rural health policy on the state and federal level. We are your go-to resource for accurate information on issues that affect you.

2019 Snapshot of Rural Health

 

To view the 2019 Regional Snapshots, please visit

coruralhealth.org/snapshot-of-rural-health

 

 

Safety Net Clinic Week Videos

CRHC spends time visiting Colorado’s rural Safety Net Clinics, documenting their stories and compiling videos for all to see.

2018 Videos

2017 Videos

2016 Videos

2015 Videos

Policy & Advocacy

CRHC’s policy & advocacy program is committed to improving healthcare services available in rural communities.

The core components of CRHC’s policy and advocacy program are the following:

• Review bills and proposed regulations at the state and federal level
• Take positions on bills and proposed regulations
• Monitor policy trends at the state and federal level
• Establish relationships with policymakers
• Communicate policy information to the broadest audience possible, and
• Serve as a conduit of information between rural Colorado, Denver and Washington DC.

Join the Policy and Legislative Committee (PLC)

The PLC serves as CRHC’s advisory council on legislation that affects our members. During session, committee members meet with CRHC ever other week to review positions on bills and to discuss rural health policy. Get involved!

Learn More about Policy

The legislative process is meant to facilitate public conversations about issues. But it’s pretty confusing. This workshop was presented at Colorado Rural Health Center’s 2015 Forum conference. Kelly Erb, Policy Program Coordinator, discusses key strategies and presents creative case studies to help you take your organization’s direct advocacy and grassroots efforts to the next level. Explore state and local-level political shifts and legislative trends, and tools to help you follow the action.