Category Archives: Chat

Change Agent Chat Episode 17 – Duke University Graduate Students



Graduate students from Duke University used CO APCD data to investigate the effect of Colorado’s health exchange on health care utilization and learn how the variation in exchange premiums across the state was affected by the interaction of market structure, selection, and location. During this Chat, we learn what the students discovered and whether there … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 17 – Duke University Graduate Students


Change Agent Chat Episode 16 – Practically Dying



Practically Dying is an end-of-life educational and support resource organization whose mission is to help people remember how to engage birth, life, and death as opportunities to live without hesitation and die without regret. During this Chat, we’ll learn the importance of engaging with death as a part of life and the different opportunities around … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 16 – Practically Dying


Change Agent Chat Episode 15 – Brigham and Women’s Hospital



Located in Boston, Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a major teaching facility affiliated with Harvard University. Researchers at BWH are estimating the occurrence, treatment, and cost of skin cancer in the United States. CO APCD data is being combined with data from other APCDs and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. During this Chat, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 15 – Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Change Agent Chat Episode 13 – Denver Regional Council of Governments



The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and provides services designed to help senior Coloradans live full and healthy lives. By analyzing CO APCD data from a group of individuals who did not receive AAA services compared to those who did, DRCOG is working to determine … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 13 – Denver Regional Council of Governments


Change Agent Chat Episode 12 – The Health District of Larimer County’s Advance Care Planning Initiative



The Health District of Larimer County’s Advance Care Planning Initiative is a collaborative project transforming how care providers are documenting, sharing, and honoring the final wishes expressed by community members, especially as individuals transition among various health services and care settings. During this Chat, we will learn how the program is impacting the residents of … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 12 – The Health District of Larimer County’s Advance Care Planning Initiative


Change Agent Chat Episode 11 – DAWN Clinic



Located near the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, DAWN Clinic provides integrated health care to medically underserved adults as well as hands-on experience for up-and-coming providers. Students from Anschutz’s different schools and the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology staff the clinic, working alongside volunteer medical professionals. During this Chat we learn … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 11 – DAWN Clinic


Change Agent Chat Episode 10 – Lanig Family Fund Spinal Cord Injury Study



Doctors with the Lanig Family Fund used CO APCD data to understand the prevalence, costs, payer type, and services used by those with spinal cord injuries. This study is the first step in understanding how these patients interact with the health care system. During this Chat, we learn how many individuals in Colorado have spinal … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 10 – Lanig Family Fund Spinal Cord Injury Study


Change Agent Chat Episode 09 – Chambers Hope Health and Wellness Center



In the Chambers Hope Health and Wellness Clinic, Colorado’s Aurora Mental Health Center created a place for patients with mental illness and chronic conditions to seek care. During this Chat, we learn how the clinic provides highly integrated primary, behavioral health care and comprehensive wellness services to Aurora residents. Host: Jay Want, MD, CIVHC’s former … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 09 – Chambers Hope Health and Wellness Center


Change Agent Chat Episode 08 – Tomorrow’s Choices



Tomorrow’s Choices is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing educational programs that empower individuals to make informed end of life health care choices. During this Chat, we discuss the importance of advance care planning and how Tomorrow’s Choices is helping Coloradans make hard decisions in a safe and comfortable environment. Host: Kari Degerness, MBA, … Continue reading Change Agent Chat Episode 08 – Tomorrow’s Choices