Income, race, geography and other factors contribute to wide disparities in health outcomes across our state. We report on how Colorado residents are impacted by these inequities, and what they're doing about it.

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July 27, 2017
Could HUD Funding Help Families in Denver’s Lead Hotspots?

The city has received a $2.8 million federal grant to help Denver residents in neighborhoods where kids are at an increased risk of lead exposure. But do efforts go far enough? 

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July 20, 2017
Low-Income, Child, Elder Health Most At Risk from Climate Change

Climate-related health consequences won’t be distributed equally.  

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July 14, 2017
Almost Half of Coloradans Live in ‘Child Care Deserts’

Many Coloradans can’t access care for their children. What does that mean for the health of their families?  

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July 14, 2017
Our Segregated Playrooms

Our youngest children are sorted into day cares and preschools that are divided by race and income, and that hurts everyone’s kids.

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June 26, 2017
Driving is Unhealthy. Not Driving Can Be Worse.

Though urban planners and policymakers have turned their attention to getting people out of cars for their health, not having access to a car can have health impacts of its own.

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June 19, 2017
Oral Health Gaps Persist in Colorado

Despite Medicaid expansion, data show little improvement in oral health disparities in recent years.

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June 13, 2017
Aggressive, Biased Policing Can Have Negative Health Implications for Many

Pretextual traffic stops and other inequitable treatment by law enforcement are increasingly linked to mental health problems.

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June 5, 2017
Taking Expert Advice in Olathe

Local first graders have lots of ideas for the town playground, and some of them are coming to fruition. 

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May 30, 2017
New Research Sheds Light on How Childhood Adversities Impact Adult Health

Layers of adversity and different types of challenges can hurt people in different ways.

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May 19, 2017
Racism Hurts All of Us

So why is it used as a political strategy? Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains.