All about U — and health care

Brian Clark and Deb Goeken from the Colorado Health Institute and their wooden U. (SOS photo)

Did you know that 93.5 percent of Coloradans are insured? Well, they are. It’s right on the wooden U decorated by the Colorado Health Institute.

The health policy think tank sliced-and-diced and glue-sticked an annual report and the result is a wonderfully decorated U filled with data.

The back features columbines, the state flower, and the sides have information, too. That comes as no surprise because the work was done by Brian Clark, the associate director of visual communications for the Colorado Health Institute, and a former designer for the late, great Rocky Mountain News. In on the project was another Rocky alum, Deb Goeken, the vice president of communications for CHI.

The top of the wooden U decorated by the Colorado Health Institute.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams handed out the U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign to help inform  unaffiliated voters that for the first time they can participate in Tuesday’s primary election, and to remind them they can only vote one ballot. If they vote both, neither will count.

The Colorado Health Access Survey is a biannual survey of 10,000 Colorado households managed by the Colorado Health Institute and primarily funded by The Colorado Trust.

The UChooseCO campaign has a web pageFacebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO. Check out more decorated U’s on Facebook and Twitter and this blog.

Two other Rocky alums have decorated a U: former Cherry School District spokeswoman Tustin Amole — and me!