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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March 31, 2021
Pregnant with COVID-19, and Determined to Keep Fighting

A diagnosis that changed everything for a pregnant woman from Colorado Springs. 

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March 24, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Among Indigenous Communities Seen as a Model for Others

In communities with many reasons to distrust government efforts, vaccine distribution efforts by tribal and urban Native programs have expanded access and eased worries.  

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March 17, 2021
The Pandemic Has Exacerbated Food Insecurity Across Colorado

Access to nutritious, affordable food is now a struggle for more than one-third of Coloradans, a recent survey found.

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March 9, 2021
Utility Bills Burn Through Paychecks for Thousands of Coloradans

Statewide, a quarter of households are struggling to cover their home energy costs. 

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March 2, 2021
For Indigenous Rights Activists in Colorado, Pandemic Brought Momentum and Pushback

Increased visibility and a string of victories in 2020 also stirred up opposition to efforts to change mascots and other Native causes.

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January 29, 2021
Early Data Shows Significant Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Much like the rest of the country, Colorado is struggling to equitably vaccinate populations and communities impacted most by the coronavirus. 

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January 22, 2021
Confusion and Omissions Dampen Hopes For Speedy COVID-19 Vaccinations of Unhoused Coloradans

Administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness was always going to be difficult. Colorado is making it appreciably harder. 

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January 13, 2021
Initiatives to Address Homelessness Spurred by New Urgency and Ideas

Stagnating wages and the pandemic are accelerating efforts underway in the Denver metro area to provide housing and services. 

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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. 

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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.