Over the past decade, Colorado’s Report Card rankings have faltered on the following health issues:
- Healthy Beginnings: The percentage of children between 19 and 35 months who received all their recommended immunizations dropped from 80.3 in 2007 to 74.3 in 2016.
- Healthy Children: The number of children living in poverty is on the rise, from 14.4 percent in 2007 to 20.1 percent in 2016.
- Healthy Adolescents: The percentage of teens living in poverty has increased from 10.3 percent in 2007 to 17.7 percent in 2016.
- Healthy Adults: Adults experiencing poor mental health increased from 11.8 in 2007 to 13.7 in 2016.
- Healthy Aging: Colorado struggles to improve immunization for seniors, with a decrease from 62.2 percent in 2007 to 52.8 percent in 2016.
The Jefferson County Health Improvement Network (JCHIN) and each of the integrated coalitions are all working to address the drivers of poor health and/or the social determinants of health in our communities.