For interview opportunities with members of The Colorado Health Foundation, the research team and/or representatives from partner organizations and Colorado residents directly impacted by the topics covered in the 2023 Pulse Poll, please contact:
Marty Schechter (ENGLISH), email@example.com, 303-882-4585
Virginia Garcia Ovejero Pivik (SPANISH), firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-324-5075
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 26, 2023
Who/What: Results of the 2023 Pulse, the annual Colorado Health Foundation Poll of more than 2,500 Coloradans focusing on experiences, concerns and priorities, will be released in three phases between July 18 and September 19.
Now in its fourth year, this year's results help tell the story of Colorado residents and their top concerns dating back to the start of the coronavirus pandemic through today's ongoing recovery. The results demonstrate a combination of shifts in priorities and worries, including housing affordability and cost of living, crime and gun violence, health, and responsiveness of state government, among others.
A bipartisan and bilingual team of research experts will be available to provide expanded insights on the data and leaders from The Colorado Health Foundation who can provide further context to the regional and statewide numbers.
Additionally, we’ve engaged with a variety of locally-based organizations and impacted Coloradans who are prepared to share their perspectives on the top issues named in the 2023 Pulse poll with members of the media.
Poll data can be segmented by race and ethnicity as well as region (Eastern Plains, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Larimer and Weld, Denver Metro Area, Western Slope) and for several populous counties upon request.
How: Findings from the fourth-annual Pulse Poll will be shared in three unique briefings to allow for an appropriate level of description, detail and engagement across a connected range of topics.
Briefings, featuring staff of The Colorado Health Foundation and the bipartisan research team, will be conducted via Zoom and are designed to share detailed data about the challenges that Coloradans are facing, the impact of those experiences, and the types of solutions that people want to see prioritized by lawmakers.
When: Data will be released in phases.
- Housing and the Cost of Living Crisis: A Troubling View of Colorado’s Horizon
(presented in English only)
Briefing at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 18
Persistently high living expenses and over-the-top housing costs are the top two concerns for most Coloradans in 2023. This year’s Pulse Poll results show how these pressures are impacting daily life now and fueling worries for the state’s future generations. At this briefing, we’ll explore data on how the rising cost of living is forcing people to second-guess what’s possible now and in the long term.
- Beyond the Numbers: Understanding Coloradans’ Priorities From The 2023 Pulse Poll
(presented in English with live interpretation in Spanish)
Regionally-specific data will also be available and provided upon request
Briefing at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 22
Coloradans are concerned about a full range of additional issues, including health care and mental health support, crime and gun violence, and the environment among other topics. In this briefing, we’ll dive deep into the most critical themes that arose in the 2023 Pulse Poll from The Colorado Health Foundation, including how these issues impact specific demographics based on race or ethnicity, income level, geography, age, partisan affiliation and more.
- Deep Dive with an Emphasis on Responses from Hispanic and Latino People in Colorado
(presented in Spanish with live interpretation in English)
Briefing at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 19
In a state where the Hispanic and Latino population represents the second-largest racial and ethnic group, comprising 22% of the population, it is crucial to spotlight their voices. This session will provide valuable insights into the recent Pulse Poll data on the experiences of Hispanic and Latino Coloradans, including the unique challenges, concerns, and aspirations of this significant demographic. Simultaneous interpretation in English will be available, fostering an environment where diverse perspectives are heard and valued.
Interviews are available with research experts, Colorado Health Foundation leaders, local community organizations and impacted Coloradans.
The Colorado Health Foundation Poll is an annual survey that takes the pulse of a representative sample of Colorado adults on a wide range of important issues that affect our health, well-being, and quality of life. The full 2023 dataset provides insights on Coloradans’ concerns and priorities on several topics, including the increasing cost of living, the lack of affordable housing, health care accessibility and mental well-being. For more information, visit www.copulsepoll.org.
About The Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. The Foundation engages closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy and research. For more information, visit www.coloradohealth.org.