The quality of child care is a key concern for parents and policymakers. Child care allows parents to remain in the workforce and contributes to a child’s development. This issue brief provides an overview of the financial assistance available to families needing child care, briefly...
The Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC), Colorado’s newest state department, began operations in July 2022 to provide a range of programs and services that support young children, families, and the professionals that serve them. This issue brief provides an overview of the...
The health care system frequently distinguishes between physical and behavioral health. Physical health refers to the condition of the body. Behavioral health refers to the condition of cognitive processing systems. Behavioral health services include, among others: individual and group therapy...
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered an array of measures concerning criminal investigations, crime, community safety and crime prevention, victim services, juveniles, and behavioral health.
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered numerous bills related to child & domestic matters.
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered numerous bills related to public health, including bills related to service providers and equipment, rare diseases, environmental quality, and data collection.
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to human services, including bills concerning seniors and protected persons, assistance programs, and repurposing the Ridge View campus.
The General Assembly adopted several measures during the 2022 legislative session related to health care and health insurance.
During the 2022 legislative session, the General Assembly considered measures related to behavioral health, including several bills recommended by Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force to address gaps in the continuum of care using federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, as well...
The Governor and General Assembly formed the Behavioral Health Transformational Task Force and Subpanel to develop recommendations in 2021. Comprised of legislators, executive branch representatives, and diverse behavioral health practitioners and experts, the Task Force and ...
Pursuant to Section 10-16-221, Colorado Revised Statutes, the Statewide Health Care Review Committee was created to study health care issues across the state.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems.
Final Report to the Colorado General Assembly by the Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee.
This memorandum provides an executive summary of the various Executive Orders issued during the declared disaster emergency related to COVID‑19 in Colorado.
The General Assembly adopted several measures during the 2021 legislative session related to health care and insurance.
The General Assembly considered several measures during the 2021 legislative session related to human services, including behavioral health and long-term care.
Summary report for the Colorado Youth Advisory Council Review Committee (COYAC).
This memorandum summarizes legislative efforts since 2017 to control prescription drug prices. It includes information on both bills that failed as well as those that became law.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to children and domestic matters, including foster care, child care, and child welfare.
During the 2021 legislative session, the General Assembly considered several measures related to public health, including behavioral health, suicide prevention, and public safety.
This issue brief provides a summary of the federal legislation that was passed in response to the COVID‑19, or coronavirus, public health emergency.
This memorandum provides an overview of various federal, state, and local programs and resources that are available to provide assistance to small businesses in Colorado during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
This issue brief provides an overview of nuclear energy, its history in Colorado, public health and safety concerns, and recent technology advancements.
To date, Colorado and eight other states have enacted paid family and medical leave laws. The other states include California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. In addition, Hawaii has a paid medical leave law. This memorandum provides a...
On March 11, 2020, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 003, declaring a disaster emergency pursuant to state law due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19). The disaster emergency declaration triggers certain provisions in the Colorado Constitution and state law....