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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After five months of traveling to Colorado communities across the state – urban and suburban, rural and frontier – the #HealthiestCO Statewide Tour finished with three sessions in Denver in early March. Karen welcomed more than 150 community members, at the History Colorado Center and the Wellshire Events Center, including leaders, teachers, advocates and caregivers, who engaged with each other and candidly shared the assets and barriers to health in the Denver metro area.  

The robust conversations began with a discussion of Denver’s assets: First on the list, in all three sessions, were Denver’s parks, natural environment and outdoor opportunities. Children have access to parks and recreation center services at no cost, making it easy for many to get outside

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