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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April 27, 2017
Three Ways We Are Hurting Our Children

A report on the prosperity, education and health of Colorado children finds that they are suffering from the effects of deliberate policies and practices, new and old.

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April 25, 2017
Without Paid Sick Leave, Common Colds Can Put Parents in a Bind

Childhood sick days are trying for parents on many fronts. They’re also a health equity challenge.

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April 18, 2017
What Disability Rights Activists Can Teach Us About Justice

Against a history of taking hits, a strong culture of organizing and activism has emerged among people with disabilities in Colorado.

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April 12, 2017
Overcoming “Brain Waste”: Foreign-Trained Professionals Seek Return to their Fields

In Colorado, 27 percent of immigrants have a bachelor’s degree or higher, but they’re less likely than non-immigrants to use their education.

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April 6, 2017
Can an Extra Dollar an Hour Improve Your Health?

Colorado’s multi-year minimum wage increase is now underway, and researchers and policymakers will be closely monitoring its impacts on health and well-being.

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March 20, 2017
Disability Justice at the Intersections

Lydia X. Z. Brown spoke about the way ableism interacts with racism and other forms of oppression in a presentation as part of The Trust’s Health Equity Learning Series.

 

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March 16, 2017
No Preschool Kid Benefits from Getting Suspended or Expelled

A move by Denver Public Schools to restrict the practice of suspending and expelling very young kids is supported by evidence that harsh discipline weighs heaviest on children of color.

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March 15, 2017
Denver-Area Detox Services To Be Handed Off, Not Ended

Three mental health providers plan to take over Arapahoe House’s detox locations in Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties.

 

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March 14, 2017
Team Sports Fall Out of Reach for Many Kids

Colorado nonprofits work to fill a gap left as high costs and younger specialization make it harder for many kids to participate in organized sports.

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March 7, 2017
Fort Morgan Is Getting Together

In a city remade by successive waves of immigrants, the local community is working to make its schools, neighborhoods and public spaces more welcoming for all.