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.

January 11, 2018
“I Didn’t Think You Could Jail Someone Just Because They Were Poor”

Debtors’ prison-like practices are rife in Colorado city courts, according to a recent report, and those living in poverty bear the brunt of them.

December 20, 2017
Some of Us Drown in a Rising Tide

If you want to take advantage of the strong Colorado economy, it helps to be rich, white and male.

December 13, 2017
How To Get Well Soon

In a time of deep divisions, can Colorado lawmakers make progress on health care issues that affect us all?

December 4, 2017
Trickle-Up Economics

How a program that supports the self-determination of young, low-income women of color (and others) saves us all money.

November 30, 2017
Life and Death in Colorado Springs

An important new series published in late November in The Gazette uncovers layers of inequities in the southeast quadrant of the city.

November 28, 2017
Parsing the Growing Racial Divide

Two new national reports reveal the stark economic realities and future implications of racial inequality.

November 20, 2017
In Whose Backyard?

Activists fear that low-income communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by oil and gas drilling in northern Colorado.

October 24, 2017
Reproductive Health Care Access Increasingly Uncertain in Colorado

Several new and proposed policies at the federal level threaten to limit proven, vital women’s health services statewide.

October 12, 2017
The Health Impacts of Forced Relocation Are Real

Displacement from gentrification can have a long-lasting effect on health and well-being. Some residents in northeast Denver are experiencing this firsthand.

October 5, 2017
Coverage for Colorado Kids, Pregnant Women and Others Will End Without Action

Congress just failed to reauthorize Child Health Plan Plus and other health-related funding. Here’s what that could mean in Colorado.