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 13, 2021
Winter Arrives as the Pandemic Limits Indoor Solutions for Homelessness

Understaffed shelters in western Colorado are straining to care for people experiencing homelessness, including those testing positive for the coronavirus. 

December 29, 2020
In Long-Term Care During the Pandemic, and Desperate to Get Out

The devastation of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities has brought new urgency and creativity to the work of getting people out of them.

December 21, 2020
Eight Months Into the Pandemic, An Immigrant Community Finds Hardship and Hope

A church pastor and congregation in Colorado’s Eagle Valley have created new support systems during difficult times.

November 24, 2020
Six Months After Eviction, a Denver Woman Wonders If She’ll Ever Have Stable Housing Again

Repeated attempts at eviction moratoriums have not kept everyone housed during the pandemic.

November 11, 2020
Denver Aims to Raise Awareness of Steadily Worsening Air Quality on Front Range

Cars, wildfires and global warming are creating respiratory risks like never before, but officials worry not enough people are aware.

November 11, 2020
San Luis Valley Air Pollution, Asthma Rates a Growing Concern

Even in one of Colorado’s most famously rural locales, poor air quality and its impacts have become impossible to ignore.

October 29, 2020
Anticipating a Bust, a Colorado Coal Town Gets an Unexpected Boost

Confronting the double crisis of the decline of coal jobs and a pandemic, some people in the northwest Colorado city of Craig are finding silver linings.  

October 21, 2020
Getting Books into the Homes of Families During the Pandemic

In a time when education is disrupted for many kids, Colorado libraries are finding creative ways to support literacy.

October 14, 2020
Pairing Mental Health Counselors with Police on Calls Shows Promise

Pilots across Colorado have resulted in drastically reduced numbers of arrests or emergency department transports, instead providing people with mental health support.

October 8, 2020
Colorado Teens Pregnant During the Pandemic Face Increased Isolation and Difficult Decisions

The inherent challenges of preparing to become a mother as a teenager have only been magnified in recent months.