Aurora is home to some of the best medical facilities and providers in Colorado. With all of these resources, Aurora should be the healthiest community in the state. Yet, 1 in 3 Aurora residents have significant barriers to meeting their basic health care needs.
Building a health care home for everyone is a key part of developing a strong health care system in Aurora.
A health care home is a doctor’s office, a community clinic, or a local health department where you and your family go for all of your health care needs, including checkups, sick visits, accidents, chronic care, and immunizations. Most importantly, the staff at your health care home knows you and understands your health needs and can help coordinate medical care with specialist doctors if you are sick or hurt.
Aurora is rich with community resources like community health care systems — Metro Community Provider Network and Kaiser Permanente — and hospitals — University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital and The Medical Center of Aurora. Even with these rich resources, there is still work to be done to improve care so people stay out of the Emergency Room, the most expensive and inefficient place to get medical care.
Some of the work being done by our Improve Coordination of Access and Care Workgroup includes:
- Making dental care more available for children and families in Aurora
- Working with doctors and nurses across the community to make sure that people get the right care at the right time in the right place