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Veteran's Health

Colorado Coalition for the Health Perspectives Medically Underserved November 2012 This infographic is part of a series that explores health from the perspectives of different populations. Developed using health survey data, they collectively demonstrate Coloradans' varying experiences of health and health care. i!! Colorado has over 400,000 Veterans 1 in 8 Coloradans is a Veteran In general, Colorado Veterans are better off than non-Veteran Coloradans Veterans Non-Veterans Vs. Who is more likely to... / Have a higher income? Have gone to college? Average Attended Has Income College Insurance Have health insurance? However, Colorado Veterans are in worse health than non-Veteran Coloradans 15.8% 11.9% Veterans in Non-Veterans in fair or poor health fair or poor health Furthermore, suicide is a major cause of death for Colorado Veterans Suicide rates per 100,000 people: 41.8 19.7 10.8 15.9 USA CO USA CO Colorado's rate Veterans General of Veteran suicides is more Population more than TWICE the national average Veterans face different, and in some ways, increased health challenges in Colorado. It is important we keep in mind the diverse needs of our state as we work together to improve health in Colorado. Sources: Aspen Pointe & Suicide Prevention Partnership: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: US Census Bureau: US Department of Veterans' Affairs: colorado.pdf | [email protected] 82.4% Non-Veteran 92.0% Veteran 67.0% Non-Veteran 72.9% Veteran $27,823 Non-Veteran %24 $40,194 Veteran

Veteran's Health

shared by adrienneschafer on Nov 10
Veterans face different and in some ways increased health challenges, this infographic highlights some of those differences, focusing particularly on Veterans in Colorado.


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