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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February 2, 2017
Gender Discrimination is a Public Health Issue

Women lose years of their lives to gender-related inequities.

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January 19, 2017
Protect Colorado’s Access and Coverage Gains

Now, more than ever, it is essential that recent health care coverage and access gains be sustained and extended to Coloradans who haven't been reached.

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January 12, 2017
Geography is One Culprit in High Health Care Costs, But Not the Only One

A new analysis by CIVHC examines common hypotheses on high health care costs and finds them only partially true.

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January 10, 2017
How a Powerful, Principled Press Makes Us Healthier

A weakened press is bad for the health of us all, and especially bad for those without money, status or privilege.

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January 9, 2017
Amid Reform, Prison Mental Health Program Audit Reveals Ongoing Challenges

Colorado’s prisoners with mental illness continue to struggle for recognition and services, according to a recent audit. 

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December 19, 2016
The Shepherd

Are western Colorado’s sheep herders routinely exploited?

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December 12, 2016
New HUD Rule Aims to Help Homeless Transgender People

Transgender advocates in Colorado are applauding a recent move by the federal government.

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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.