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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December 12, 2016
Transgender Coloradans Say Housing Discrimination Persists

Many transgender Coloradans say Denver-area housing options are limited by rampant discrimination and income inequality.

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December 6, 2016
In Denver’s Older Neighborhoods, Kids Show Signs of Exposure to Lead

Testing finds lead contamination is still an issue in the city, after years of cleanup and public education.

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December 6, 2016
Many Colorado Children at Increased Risk for Lead Exposure Aren’t Being Tested

Only a fraction of the children who are at increased risk for lead exposure received a recommended blood test, according to state records.

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December 1, 2016
Medication for Opioid Addiction Slow To Arrive in Rural Colorado

Pairing medication with counseling is an increasingly accepted approach for treating opioid abuse, but some rural Colorado residents struggle to access the treatment. Some seek to change that.

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November 30, 2016
Collaboration Increases Inclusiveness, Depth of Health Equity Report

Eighteen diverse organizations provided input for the Colorado Center for Law & Policy’s recent health equity report, increasing collaboration and opportunities for meaningful advocacy.

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November 17, 2016
Affordable-Housing Voucher Payments Don’t Match Rental Costs

Section 8 vouchers, a federal program intended to offer choices in affordable housing, may reinforce segregation and further concentrate poverty.

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November 16, 2016
How Hate Crimes Impact Victims’ Health

A growing body of research points to the negative impact of hate crimes on the health of victimized people.

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November 14, 2016
Achieving Health Equity after November 8

Now more than ever, there is much work to be done; naming white supremacy is a first step.

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November 4, 2016
A Rural Colorado School District Tries a New Approach to Discipline

At Lake County High School in Leadville, a restorative justice approach is keeping kids in school.

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November 4, 2016
Teachers Unions Rethink Discipline

After years of advocating for the right of teachers to remove disruptive students from their classrooms, unions have become allies in an effort to reduce harsh discipline practices.