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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We saw something yesterday that wounded this nation we love: an attempt to stop the peaceful transition of power that’s been the hallmark of our democracy since our earliest days. We are heartbroken and angry.

The reckless and violent actions at our nation’s Capitol yesterday are alarming. But let’s be clear – this behavior, and the mindset fueling it, is not new. It’s been boiling over for a long time. These vicious events are the product of a deep, volatile divide in our nation, worsened by the president’s persistent and irresponsible call for division over connection, retaliation over dialogue, and exclusion over belonging.   

When we think about the actions of extremists yesterday, let us not make the mistake of

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Race/Racism
Equity

In this video, Heather Ditillo, Director of Education and Training at Boulder Insights, walks us through how to use the Tableau dashboard to reveal both topline findings and a deeper understanding of how specific populations responded to poll questions. The Pulse dashboard allows users to explore how respondents across geographies, ethnicities, incomes, ages and nine other demographic factors feel about the most pressing issues affecting Coloradans’ health and well-being. 

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Pulse Poll
Policy

During this holiday season, and amidst this especially trying time, we’re grateful for Colorado’s nonprofits whose staff pour their hearts into making their community a healthier and more equitable place to live. Your efforts to bring health in reach for all Coloradans – despite the challenges you face – remain top of mind for us at the Foundation today and every day.

In honor of the giving season, Foundation staff select Colorado-based nonprofits each year to receive holiday donations – recognizing each for their commitment to improving the health of Coloradans. We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients, who have received a $10,000 donation on behalf of our Board and staff:

  • 10 For 10 is a youth-led organization that aspires to
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Holidays

In these weeks following the 2020 election, the number one question I get asked about my work as a pollster is why the election results in many states seemed so different from the expectations from pre-election polling. When I answer, I always offer up four important facts to consider:

  1. First, remember that poll results reflect a snapshot of a moment in time (they don’t predict the future). Opinion changes, campaigns evolve, and the pool of likely voters is constantly changing.
  2. Once all the votes were counted, many polls ended up being more accurate than was expected on election night – and polls on ballot measures, as opposed to candidates, did not show as much variance from the final results.
  3. Polls
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Pulse Poll
Policy
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