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.

July 23, 2018
A Fiscal Argument for Racial Equity

The U.S. economy would gain $8 trillion in value by 2050 if racial disparities were eliminated, according to a new analysis.

July 18, 2018
Sometimes When We Lose, We Win

In the loss of a grant earmarked to revitalize a neighborhood park pavilion, the Hillside community of Colorado Springs has emerged stronger and more unified.

July 12, 2018
Rural Counties Sue Drug Companies for Opioid Addiction Costs

The epidemic’s proportional cost to rural counties in human and fiscal terms is enormous compared to urban areas. 

June 22, 2018
Want To Create a Health Crisis? Keep Children from Their Parents

Traumatizing children creates toxic stress that can have life-altering consequences. 

June 12, 2018
From Fort Morgan, Lessons in Integration

How an Eastern Plains school district adapted to its super-diverse student population.

June 6, 2018
Full Throttle

Proponents of net neutrality say it is essential to economic and educational opportunity—and good health—and are gearing up for a long battle to reinstate it.

June 5, 2018
No, It’s Not OK to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Customers

LGBTQ civil rights activists have fought hard for access to the same constitutional rights as all Americans, and a recent Supreme Court decision doesn’t erase their gains.

June 1, 2018
The Dark Secrets of U.S. Medical Research

Author and ethicist Harriet A. Washington detailed the medical profession’s role in the abuse of African-Americans, and suggested reforms, in the latest presentation of The Trust’s Health Equity Learning Series.

May 22, 2018
The Economic Payouts of the “Birth Lottery”

New research reveals how the race and education level of parents can have a profound impact on the future wealth of their children.

May 14, 2018
More Evidence that Neighborhoods Matter to Health

In communities deprived of investment, people feel it.