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.

August 31, 2017
Will More Hot Days Mean More Inequality?

Denver’s new Heat Vulnerability Map shows how climate change could impact some metro area residents much more than others. 

August 24, 2017
Planting Seeds in a Long-Lasting Health Equity Field

A new report details two years of efforts by 18 organizations taking part in a Colorado Trust policy advocacy strategy.

August 18, 2017
“As Important as Electricity”

Broadband internet access is still lacking in much of rural Colorado, with serious impacts on education, income and health prospects for residents. 

August 7, 2017
No Health Equity Without Racial Justice

There is entrenched resistance to the idea that tackling health disparities requires a focus on racial equity. But we all lose if we ignore racism. 

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? 

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

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

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.

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?  

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.

June 19, 2017
Oral Health Gaps Persist in Colorado

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