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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In the final stretch before Election Day, I shared some thoughts on how health-related issues may be impacting the mood of voters in Colorado and across the nation. In my interview with Bazi Kanani, learn more about how results from our recent poll could play out in the election and upcoming legislative session.

The Colorado Health Foundation believes in listening first, and that’s why we’ve created an annual poll to hear the perspectives of adults from across the state. From affordable housing and hunger to mental health and the impacts of the coronavirus, this poll takes the pulse of Coloradans on a range of important health issues this year and every year – to inform policy far into the future.

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Pulse Poll
Policy

A lot has—and hasn’t—changed since we first surveyed Hispanic and Latinx Coloradans for Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll in 2020. We're still facing the coronavirus pandemic—and are seeing the impacts ripple through our daily lives. Coloradans are less worried about the economy as a whole—but they’re concerned about how they can afford necessities. We're still having complex conversations about what supports people need—and are looking to our state leaders to do more.

Hispanic Coloradans make up 22% of the population and are the second largest demographic group in the state. Just this August, as part of the Pulse poll, we talked with 2,493 Coloradans, including 663 Hispanic adults, about their priorities and worries. As we work to bring better

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Pulse Poll
Policy
Race/Racism

Many of our lives were full of uncertainty in 2020. So when the calendar turned the page to 2021, I was expecting, or perhaps just hoping, for a year that brought with it happier storylines. I could imagine and dream what those might be for me and my family, but I have often wondered if others feel the same way or if the things that might bring me hope would be the same for my neighbors across Colorado. 

In my day-to-day life and work, I get to ask the people in my circle of loved ones and colleagues about what they’re experiencing and what’s on their minds. I learn a lot from those dialogues, but I’m also curious about what

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Pulse Poll
Policy

Our Learning & Evaluation team continues to wrestle with practicing evaluation in more equitable ways. Since 2018, we’ve deeply engaged in this journey with the Equitable Evaluation Initiative, and as we work to create equity-aligned evaluation practices, we toggle between a focus on being, thinking and doing. This means regularly reflecting on who we are in relationship with our work (and the implications of that for ourselves and others), our beliefs about what it means to do rigorous and valid evaluation work, and the specific actions we should take to create evaluations that are better aligned with principles of equity.

In a previous blog post, we shared ways in which we’ve been honing our skills around noticing and

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Foundation Evolution
Health Equity
Learning & Evaluation
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