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LiveWell Voices: Five Questions With Julie George, LiveWell Colorado’s Director of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

As someone who traded in her swim cap for a pair of running shoes, Julie George has always been a model for healthy living here at LiveWell Colorado. She was recently recognized as a Public Health Hero of the Year by Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), which represents Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Her tireless efforts …

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Champions of Health Focal Point at Annual Day at the Capitol

On March 9th, LiveWell Colorado kicked off its annual Day at the Capitol with a luncheon and program to support the year’s theme “Healthy Food Access: Growing Colorado’s Health and Agricultural Economy.” The event, attended by community members from around the metro area and as far away as Montrose, was the most well attended Day …

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LiveWell Voices: Five Questions with Chef Sally

“Good and good for you.” That’s always been Chef Sally Ayotte’s motto when describing her passion for food, and it shows. Her LiveWell@School Food Initiative recipe, Craisy Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, just won the Learning ZoneXpress Soar with School Breakfast Recipe Challenge. “Whenever I develop recipes, I consider what may already exist in a school food service …

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Reflecting on the 2015 Colorado Health Symposium

By Shepard Nevel, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado A few observations from last week’s energizing, informative Colorado Health Symposium, hosted annually by the Colorado Health Foundation and widely acknowledged as the state’s premier conference for health care and health policy leaders. The theme this year was “making connections” (connecting systems to health outcomes, connecting communities …

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LiveWell Colorado Springs Project Receives BUILD Health Grant

Our partners in Colorado Springs recently received a $75,000 grant from the BUILD Health Challenge, a national awards program. The grant recipient is Project ACCESS, a collaboration between LiveWell Colorado Springs, YMCA of Pikes Peak Region, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Community Center Collaborative, Youth Violence Prevention (YVP) Initiative, Community …

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LiveWell Colorado: Looking Toward the Future

We have exciting news to share. In our first five years, LiveWell Colorado worked with partners across the state to make significant strides toward obesity prevention. Collectively, we increased awareness of the issue of obesity, mobilized champions and started a powerful movement with a strong emphasis on personal and family behavior change. Now, LiveWell Colorado …

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Mayor Michael B. Hancock Receives 2014 LiveWell Colorado Wellness Champion Award

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the new Colorado Wellness Champion Award, established to celebrate an individual who understands the long-term implications of obesity in our state and has taken an active role to create sustainable change in his or her community. Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock is the first recipient of the annual award …

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Youth Driven Healthy Recreation Centers Collective Reaches Its Halfway Mark

Much of what influences an individual’s health happens in their community. Safety, access to healthy foods, space for physical activity and social support—from family and friends—all contribute to our health. Even so, many children are growing up in communities with numerous barriers to healthy living. To better understand and improve the connection between health and …

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Spotlights Potential For Action in Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed September to be National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the Colorado Health Foundation and LiveWell Colorado have joined efforts to bring awareness to and solutions for the issue in Colorado. These organizations work together to connect with local communities, organizations and families about the actions each can take to reduce childhood …

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