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.

May 8, 2018
The Thread That Ties Segregation to Gentrification

People of color in Denver were once excluded from building wealth through homeownership. How much has changed?

May 1, 2018
Questions Over Equitable Access to Colorado’s Aid-in-Dying Law Persist

In the first year of implementation, virtually all people exercising their right to die were white, already in hospice care and living in the Front Range.

April 24, 2018
The Intersection of Place and Race

New county-level research shows how health varies greatly by location, race and ethnicity.

April 19, 2018
Seeing the Big Picture in Grand County

Jennifer Fanning, who leads the Grand County Rural Health Network, says systemic changes start with listening to the community.

April 16, 2018
How a Census Question About Citizenship Could Skew Results

A U.S. government plan to ask all households about citizenship status in the 2020 Census sparks fears that Colorado’s federal funding and political representation could suffer.

April 11, 2018
What Tax Reform Means for Health Equity in Colorado

Coloradans with low household incomes may be hurt, but not because of changes to their take-home pay.

April 3, 2018
Medicaid Work Requirements Could Mean Fewer People Insured, Higher Costs

After the Colorado governor expressed support for Medicaid work requirements, a related Senate bill died in committee—but the debate is far from settled.

March 27, 2018
Three Ways to Improve Kids’ Lives in Colorado

We all want healthy kids.

March 15, 2018
“The Easiest Way to Die”

Teens and young adults are at greater risk of being shot dead than any other age group.

March 7, 2018
Treating Depression in Colorado’s Farm Country

Farmers and ranchers face some of the highest rates of suicide. Can a new push for mental health services in rural Colorado help?