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Data should be used to determine fact from fiction in the development or reassessment of all policy and programs for persons with disabilities (PWD)[1].  Colorado collects a huge amount of data about Medicaid programs and how people use them.  Data, sorted and not used in isolation, would provide objective and valuable information to support best practices, policies and programs for PWD.  PWD must demand that data be organized, publically available and used in all discussions of policy and program development and changes.


Value Message

PWD deserve policy and programmatic changes that are based on fact, not fiction … current and statistically valid data with evidence-based outcomes should be the first information provided before any policy or programmatic proposed change.


Ask Message

Join us in demanding no change in policy or programs without trustworthy Colorado or other evidence-based data.


Barrier Message

Changes in policy or programs that are not based on data is the cause of most program failures … Isn’t it time for a change?  Data first, policy and program proposed changes second!


Vision Message

Imagine a discussion on program or policy changes that was based on facts as opposed to urban legends ... time to stop imagining, insist on data first.


[1] Person with Disabilities (PWD) refers to a person who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; OR (2) has a record of such an impairment; OR (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

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