Health Equity

LiveWell Colorado and Confluence Denver Explore Key Challenges and Solutions to Healthy Living in Colorado

A common impression of Colorado is one of outdoorsy healthiness for all. But those images are drawn against a stark dichotomy of the reality in less affluent, often black and brown communities statewide, where such basic wellness staples as healthy groceries or opportunities for physical activity can be scarce. Consider these findings in the recently-released …

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LiveWell Hires Vice President of Strategy & Impact

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Armijo as Vice President of Strategy & Impact. The position prioritizes the alignment of LiveWell’s programming, policy, and promotional strategies to address critical barriers to health equity as identified by data and community partners throughout Colorado. The position will build upon LiveWell’s existing efforts around …

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10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years

10 Key State Policy Initiatives LiveWell has Supported in the Past 10 years 1 –  2018 – Healthy Food Incentive Funding: LiveWell is working on a legislative initiative to obtain state funding for healthy food incentives for programs like Double Up Food Bucks and Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions. State funding will provide stability and sustainability for programs …

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Health Care is Still Available and Affordable in Colorado!

Health Care is Still Available and Affordable in Colorado! A great deal of political conversation engulfed the Affordable Care Act and healthcare in 2017 making some people believe they either couldn’t get or couldn’t afford health care in 2018. The good news is that you can absolutely get affordable health coverage for 2018. There’s still …

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LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017 To say 2017 has been an eventful year would probably be a grand understatement. As an organization striving to increase access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color, we at LiveWell, like all …

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Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit

Highlights from LiveWell’s 2017 HEAL Summit Everyone wants to live their best life and have the best health possible. But how do you really achieve that goal? How do entire communities create the conditions for all residents to be healthy? These are some of the many questions that over 150 participants convened to discuss on …

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Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today

Every Child Deserves Nourishing Food | Support the School Food Initiative today Did you know that around 20% of children face food insecurity in Colorado? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly 1 in 5 Colorado kids don’t always know how or when they’ll get their next …

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Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today

Everyone Deserves Access to Healthy Food | Support Double Up Food Bucks today Did you know that at least 13.6% of Colorado families face food insecurity? It’s hard to imagine in such a bountiful state, but the harsh reality is nearly half a million Coloradans rely on food assistance programs, making it a challenge to afford …

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A Primer on “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools

A Primer on “Lunch Shaming” in Colorado Schools Recently throughout the country an archaic policy has entered the forefront of the education and food systems lexicon riding a wave of concern and anger. This policy goes by the name of lunch shaming. For those unaware, lunch shaming is the system that many school districts throughout …

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A Statement on the Proposed Ending of DACA

LiveWell Colorado Stands with Dreamers In the definition of the American Dream, crafted by James Truslow Adams in 1931, “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” But right now, despite their abilities or levels of achievement, an entire generation of Dreamers is at risk of being deported …

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