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.

September 3, 2019
Housing Challenges are Hurting Coloradans' Health, Report Finds

A coalition of Colorado Trust grantees hopes a new study from the Colorado Health Institute will lead to policy changes that relieve renters and homeowners.

August 27, 2019
How a Rural Colorado County Is Improving Pediatric Care with an App

An early childhood coalition’s efforts to boost developmental screenings for children shows significant results.

August 20, 2019
Reducing the Risk of Lung Cancer, Free of Charge

Colorado has some of the country’s highest household radon levels. A state program aims to ensure all families can test for and address it.

August 13, 2019
How Do You Talk About Race and Class?

Ian Haney López spoke with us about how to save our democracy with conversations that bring us together.

August 6, 2019
To Improve Access, Denver Public Library Ended Its Overdue Fines

A simple but powerful step has begun eliminating barriers to library access, especially among people who rely on library services the most.

July 31, 2019
Removing a “Lifelong Scarlet Letter”

A new Colorado law aims to remove the stigma of past criminal convictions for people seeking employment.

July 24, 2019
The Unintended Effects of Sex Offender Registries

If you live in a low-income neighborhood, you’re much more likely to live near a registered sex offender. Here’s why.

July 16, 2019
Unequal Access to Parks in Denver Has Roots in History

Discriminatory housing policies contributed to today’s disparities in access to green space and playgrounds.

July 9, 2019
What It Actually Takes to Make Ends Meet in Colorado

A new analysis reveals that more than a quarter of Colorado households don’t earn enough to meet basic needs.

July 2, 2019
Why Safeways Keep Closing in Colorado

Dozens of Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores have closed in recent years, leaving food deserts behind. The company’s private equity owners may be to blame.