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Colorado Healthy People 2010


To help Coloradans take steps to lead healthier, longer lives, and to decrease health disparities among different populations, The Colorado Trust supported the Colorado Healthy People 2010 initiative to enhance health promotion activities throughout the state. The national Healthy People 2010 effort was a comprehensive set of objectives developed by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The Trust designed the statewide Colorado Healthy People 2010 initiative to help Coloradans achieve the objectives of this national program by addressing local priorities.

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Evaluation Findings

An evaluation of the Colorado Healthy People 2010 initiative was completed in 2007. The four-and-a-half year longitudinal study measured the effectiveness of obesity prevention and increased physical activity work conducted by grantees in the northwestern and southeastern regions of Colorado. Dietary and physical activity behavior change over time was evaluated, and individual, programmatic and community characteristics that contribute to sustainable behavior change were identified.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.