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In Colorado’s fourth pandemic winter, examining one of COVID’s “fascinating and beguiling” patterns

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Publish DateJanuary 19, 2024

“Fascinating and beguiling,” is how Elizabeth Carlton, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, described the phenomenon. “I think, by now, there probably is something happening driving this pattern,” she said — instead of the trend being a statistical fluke.

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Colorado, say goodbye to Exposure Notifications, the phone-based COVID contact-tracing app

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Publish DateMay 12, 2023

Beth Carlton, a professor of epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health, said a digital approach to contract-tracing had the potential to be especially helpful for COVID because the virus has two tricks that often stymie more traditional public health efforts. First, it can be spread by people before they have symptoms or by people who never showed symptoms at all, making it difficult for those who are infected to avoid exposing others in public places. And, second, it can spread so rapidly that it can overwhelm manual contact-tracing efforts.

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Colorado clinics could soon be reimbursed for linking patients to healthy food, housing services

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Publish DateApril 28, 2023

The Colorado Cancer Screening Program, within the University of Colorado Cancer Center, learned years ago that patient navigators could make a huge impact in getting medically underserved people to screening appointments. The no-show rate at one safety net clinic dropped to 10% from 75% in one year after navigators began working with patients in their native languages, and offering to pay for transportation to screenings, prescriptions or child care. Prior to the extra help, Medicaid patients were not showing up for appointments or showing up without following the instructions, including fasting or taking the bowel-preparation medicine before a colonoscopy. Andi Dwyer, director of patient navigation at the screening program, called this year’s legislation a “game-changer.” “If this was a pill or device, we would have probably seen payment for this 10 years ago,” she said.

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Colorado cities still won’t be allowed to authorize “overdose prevention centers” after legislature rejects bil

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Publish DateApril 28, 2023

“At the end of the day, if we save one life with an overdose prevention center, I think it’s worth it,” Dr. Joshua Barocas, a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, testified Thursday before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

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Syphilis is on the rise among Colorado newborns. One county is addressing the issue inside its jail

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Publish DateMarch 23, 2023

The increase in syphilis cases shows the importance of public health, said Dr. Daniel Pastula, an associate professor of neurology, infectious disease and epidemiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado School of Public Health

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Colorado’s push to lower hospital costs has a catch: The state also needs hospitals’ money

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Publish DateMarch 17, 2023

The basic premise behind hospitals’ argument is solid, said Glen Mays, a professor at the Colorado School of Public Health who studies health care systems and management. If hospitals take a big enough hit, it would ripple into the provider fee and, ultimately, funding for Medicaid expansion.

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Opinion: The heartbreak of keeping quiet

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Publish DateMarch 17, 2023

Op-ed by Carey Candrian, of Boulder, is an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and on the Board of Directors at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing Health Equity.

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Opinion: The promise of universal health care deserves a proper analysis

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Publish DateFebruary 24, 2023

House Bill 23-1209, the Analyze Statewide Publicly Financed Health Care Act, just introduced in our General Assembly, will look to answer the questions raised by the report. It would, if passed, charge the Colorado School of Public Health to do a holistic analysis into how publicly funded health care for all Coloradans might look and how it would impact individual and community health.

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