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The Checkup is where the Colorado Health Institute explores important health policy issues affecting people in Colorado. CHI is a trusted source of independent and objective health information, data, and analysis about health and health policy in Colorado. The Checkup is hosted by Jackie Zubrzycki

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The Checkup is where the Colorado Health Institute explores important health policy issues affecting people in Colorado. CHI is a trusted source of independent and objective health information, data, and analysis about health and health policy in Colorado. The Checkup is hosted by Jackie Zubrzycki

    This Colorado Nurse Is Addressing Burnout Through Art and Action

    This Colorado Nurse Is Addressing Burnout Through Art and Action

    Nurses are the people we turn to to take care of us when we're not well.

    But nurses are often fatigued, emotionally and physically, in their workplaces. Burnout has been described as an epidemic among clinicians. One study estimated that 80 percent of ICU nurses are experiencing some form of burnout. And a study from the Colorado Nursing Center found that about 16 percent of nurses left their jobs in 2017. 

    Tara Rynders, a nurse at Rose Medical Center and an interdisciplinary artist, decided to explore these issues through an immersive dance performance. With the support of an Arts in Society grant, she staged several performances in late 2018 that took audience members through the halls, rooms, and even the basement of the hospital. The performance considered everything from the piles paperwork to the emotional issues that arise when a loved one has died.

    Rynders was recently nominated for the Colorado Nurses Foundation's Nightingale Award for this work, which she said is an indication that the hospital values this kind of work and that the nursing profession values telling stories like this. 

    In this episode of The Checkup, Rynders talks about burnout and compassion fatigue in the nursing profession, what hospitals, policymakers, and nurses can do about it, and about how her own experiences as a patient, nurse, and artist combined in "First Do No Harm."

    https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/podcast

    • 31 min
    What Policymakers Should Know About Early Childhood Mental Health

    What Policymakers Should Know About Early Childhood Mental Health

    Jordana Ash, Early Childhood Mental Health Director in the Office of Early Childhood, part of the Colorado Department of Human Services, talks about brain development, resilience, and what she wishes health care providers and policymakers knew about early childhood mental health.

    • 42 min
    How Colorado's Health Insurance Exchange Is Weathering a Changing Policy Environment

    How Colorado's Health Insurance Exchange Is Weathering a Changing Policy Environment

    The individual mandate is gone. The "public charge" might be changing. The cost of insurance continues to increase. CHI's Jackie Zubrzycki talks with Kevin Patterson, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado's health insurance exchange, about how Connect for Health Colorado is weathering a changing policy landscape

    • 30 min
    Vic Vela on Listening to Stories Of Substance Use and Recovery

    Vic Vela on Listening to Stories Of Substance Use and Recovery

    A preview of Colorado radio journalist Vic Vela's speech at CHI's Hot Issues in Health conference. Vic tells his story of addiction and recovery.

    • 17 min
    Ways Of The RAES: Colorado's Medicaid Director Discusses the Accountable Care Collaborative

    Ways Of The RAES: Colorado's Medicaid Director Discusses the Accountable Care Collaborative

    CHI's Jeff Bontrager interviews HCPF's Laurel Karabatsos. Accompanies The Ways of the RAEs, a paper by CHI.

    • 21 min
    Ways of the RAEs: Colorado Community Health Alliance

    Ways of the RAEs: Colorado Community Health Alliance

    Episode 6 of CHI's series on the Regional Accountable Entities, or RAEs.

    • 23 min

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