In Good Health

The Colorado Health Foundation’s blog is designed to share perspectives, personal stories and what we are learning in our efforts to ensure that, across Colorado, each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.”
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It's a new day, a new year, with many blank pages ahead. As we enter 2017, we continue to write this important story about how health takes shape in Colorado, and already there is much to put on paper.

For us, everything begins and ends with our mission: to improve the health of Coloradans. As the largest foundation in Colorado, we welcomed the new year with a renewed commitment to our mission. We intend to continue advancing opportunities to create lasting change for good health and health equity.

Earlier this month, we launched a new website and a new blog. These are important vehicles we use to help others understand how we are expanding our views about health. Having

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Policy
Advocacy
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In partnership with The Colorado Trust and Caring for Colorado, we authored an editorial to be published in newspapers across the state about protecting and furthering the gains we’ve made in Colorado toward improved access to health care and coverage. As representatives and leaders within the philanthropy community, we felt it important to voice our thoughts and make this critical ask to policymakers: “What’s best for the people of Colorado?” We also wanted to share the editorial with everyone who receives information from our Foundation regularly to ensure that you understand our position on these issues. 

The editorial reads as follows. I invite you to share your thoughts or feedback with us directly.


The path to good health

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Building Better Health
Coverage
Medicaid
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The holiday season is now upon us. As I reflect on 2016, I recognize all I have to be thankful for — a loving family, a wonderful home life and a very passionate and persistent Board and staff who are relentless about advancing opportunities for Coloradans to pursue good health and achieve health equity.

At our Building Better Health conference this fall, we celebrated that 93.3 percent of Coloradans had health coverage in 2015. Our state has worked hard and is setting an example on a national scale that, working together, Coloradans can have more opportunities to be their healthiest. 

Still, the election has been on the forefront of my mind. Regardless of your political views, the president-elect has left

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Holidays
Health
Coverage
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While the mountain communities we visited two weeks ago ready for ski season opening day, we wrapped up our third leg of our #HealthiestCO regional tour by visiting nine counties across the Northern and Northeast regions of Colorado. We’ve covered a lot of ground, having toured 25 of 64 Colorado counties. President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller has shifted from sharing how long she’s been on staff to the number of counties we’ve visited, signaling a feeling of progress in stitching together the diverse quilt that depicts the celebrations and challenges of Colorado’s health story.  We still have a long ways to go, but here is what we learned on a sunny and bright day in Northern Colorado:

In Fort Collins, we

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