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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Denver, CO – The Colorado Health Foundation's vision is that across Colorado each of us can say: "We have all we need to live healthy lives." Today's landmark supreme court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization is the latest hurdle in our fight to achieve health equity and racial justice. We believe equitable access to a full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care, is a critical component of what it means to bring good health and well-being in reach for everyone in Colorado. Today's Supreme Court decision will affect millions of people in this country, eliminating access to abortion and critical reproductive health services. This ruling will create unnecessary barriers to health and well-being, especially for

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Advocacy
Health Equity

Springtime in Colorado is a perfect time to act on change. As we witness the beauty of renewal in nature, I am reminded of all that needs tended to in our collective hearts and minds to make transformative change possible. 

Here at the Foundation we are preparing for the return of our signature event, the 2022 Colorado Health Symposium, taking place July 27-29 in Keystone, CO. Registration for the event is now open. This year’s theme is focused on “game changers” — those small and large shifts that can change the whole paradigm of how we move through the world and how we actualize health. 

Last month, my colleagues Erin Brown and Amy Latham discussed how the Foundation

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Colorado Health Symposium
Health Equity

Harsh realities of our world were heard so loudly over the past two years they could no longer be muted: The deep inequities experienced in communities of color and only deepened by the pandemic; the harms of upholding a status quo that only benefit some; and the dysfunction of “business as usual” in a new and unfolding context. A clear view of these truths cracked open the opportunity to improve our old ways and embark fully and unapologetically on the path of equity and justice.

Last week, we shared a snapshot of how we’re beginning to disrupt the status quo of our own work. While there is always more work to do, much of our progress – within our

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Policy
Advocacy

Poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” We've been considering these words of wisdom as we unpack how our approach must continue to evolve.

The year 2020 taught us that we could do things differently. It revealed that to do things differently, we must analyze – and sometimes disrupt – our own ways of thinking, being and doing. Most importantly, it taught us that we do know better. Now, we must do better.

Our approach for responding to community needs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to open as many doors as possible. Like many foundations, we increased our

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Foundation Evolution
Race/Racism
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