Policy & Advocacy
2020 Legislative Priorities
Rural Health Lobby Day – Feb 25
CRHC wil host our first annual Rural Health Lobby Day at the Colorado State Capitol on February 25, 2020! The day will be a fantastic opportunity to meet with your House and Senate representatives, network with your fellow rural health professionals, tour the State Capitol, and witness or even participate in the legislative process!
The full-day event will take place Wednesday, February 25 from 9:00am-5:00pm. CRHC will coordinate all meetings and provide any materials. Members must provide their own transportation to and from the Capitol.
Please email Kelly Erb if you or anyone else at your organization would like to attend. A detailed agenda is forthcoming, but please RSVP as soon as possible so we may begin coordinating meetings with your respective elected officials. We hope you will join us in amplifying the voice of rural Colorado at the State Capitol this year!
2019 Legislative Session Final Report Now Available
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.
During the legislative session, our positions on bills are tracked below:
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2020 Snapshot of Rural Health
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CRHC spends time visiting Colorado’s rural Safety Net Clinics, documenting their stories and compiling videos for all to see.
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.
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