While Coloradans across the state are experiencing challenges with their health and healthcare access, people living in rural Colorado experience additional health disparities as a result of their geographic location, and the barriers this presents. Rural people are more likely to be living in poverty, be uninsured or underinsured, and have limited access to health services and public transportation. Rural Coloradans have a higher incidence of mortality related to employment and motor vehicle accidents, largely because comprehensive services are not available to respond to such emergencies in a timely manner.
Mission: Serve as Rural Colorado’s Health Advocacy Network
- Create a forum to gather and disseminate rural healthcare information
- Facilitate a unified health care voice for rural Colorado
- Minimize adverse unintended consequences for rural Colorado in healthcare policy
Partners: CoRHAC is a partnership of Action 22, Club 20, the Colorado Rural Health Center, Progressive 15 and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. CoRHAC was formed to ensure that the rural voice is actively engaged in identifying health issues, to explore healthcare solutions, and to involve rural citizens in policy-making processes.