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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Leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air. For some of you, it’s your favorite time of year. No, not only for that pumpkin spice stuff, but rather what you’ve been working for all year – the big push to make sure Coloradans get – and stay – covered.

At the Foundation, we seek to ensure that all Coloradans achieve stable, affordable and adequate health coverage. This is our goal because we know that health insurance leads to better access to care and better access leads to better health outcomes. Not to mention, having health insurance can help protect you and your family from large and unexpected medical bills.

The Foundation just finished hosting our third Building Better Health

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Building Better Health
Open Enrollment
Coverage
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Today, during our stop in Edwards, we had a reporter join us at Colorado Mountain College. He said, “So are we going to talk about how we need to be more healthy, and that we need more affordable health coverage?” Our response was, “Yes and yes, but stick around and listen to the conversation. There is more.”

Indeed, yesterday we recapped how the new Colorado Health Foundation President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller is tackling tour conversations by tapping into the stories behind the county-specific, health-related data. And the primary idea emerging from this tour is simple: health is everybody’s business. And, that means everybody’s in the health business together.

The reporter was right, by the way: unaffordable health insurance was

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I didn’t think it was possible, but as I wrap up my first year as president and CEO of the Colorado Health Foundation, I am even more excited than when I first arrived. I’m more excited about the work. I’m more excited at the opportunity to work with you to make positive things happen in the lives and in the health of Coloradans. And I’m more excited about the people.

Oh, the people! I have been so inspired by the people I met on the #HealthiestCO Statewide Listening Tour. The plan was for me to visit the entirety of Colorado to learn about health needs, concerns and assets within communities across the state. The tour was an opportunity for grantees,

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Karen McNeil-Miller
Board of Directors
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Wow, thanks to those who joined us for the Colorado Health Symposium last month. I hope all who attended or participated online were as inspired and emboldened to act as I was. Throughout the conference, we were reminded that we all have a role to play in community health, no matter who we are or what we do. And now, we are ready to turn ideas into action and actions into a movement. Information does not make a movement…ACTION makes a movement.

In case you missed it, I shared my thoughts about starting a movement to make sure every person and every entity believes and acts as if they have a role in creating health in their communities. Beginning with

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Colorado Health Symposium
Karen McNeil-Miller

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