Physical Activity

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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Legislature Fails to Find Funding Fix for Roads

Legislature Fails to Find Funding Fix for Roads Colorado’s population is rapidly growing, our transportation system is rapidly becoming overcrowded, and alternative modes of transportation, like transit, walking, and biking, lack a permanent source of funding in the state government. Current road and highway infrastructure needs exceed $9 billion. However, the need for pedestrian, bike …

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Thornton Reaches Top Level of Elite in LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

City of Thornton recognized for building a healthy community THORNTON, CO – LiveWell Colorado has awarded Elite status to the city of Thornton for its commitment to building a healthy community by advancing healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies that make Thornton a healthy place to live, work, and play. “We are honored to be …

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Carbondale Achieves Elite Status in LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

Carbondale Awarded LiveWell Colorado’s Highest Recognition for Building a Healthy Community LiveWell Colorado is proud to award Elite Status to the Town of Carbondale for its commitment to building a healthy community. The city achieves this milestone recognition from LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for advancing healthy eating and active living (HEAL) policies that …

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Windsor Commits to Building a Healthy Community

The Town of Windsor Joins LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Editor’s note: This was originally released by the Town of Windsor. The Town of Windsor Town Board voted unanimously in favor of participating in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Campaign on Monday, July 10. A partnership between the Colorado Municipal League, LiveWell Colorado and Kaiser Permanente, the HEAL Cities …

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Finding Sustainable, Equitable Funding for Mobility Infrastructure Critical for Colorado

Addressing the growing gap between Colorado’s transportation funding and its transportation needs By Julie George, Director of Policy for LiveWell Colorado Editors Note: This article originally appeared in the “New & Next” section of Confluence – Denver How will Colorado address transportation concerns in a way that serves citizens who get around by car, bike …

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Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities On December 8th of last year, the city of Denver held the last of a series of public meetings to help determine the city’s priorities for its upcoming bond proposal. At roughly 5 degrees out, it was an exceptionally cold evening. The Denverites who braved the …

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Coloradans Coming Together to Say No More 24

Coloradans Coming Together to Say “No More 24” By Sarah Kurz, Vice President of Policy & Communications, LiveWell Colorado  Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation[1] according to a recent report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But while Colorado as a whole is fairly healthy, the story is starkly different for Colorado kids. …

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LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners

LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge Winners LiveWell Colorado is thrilled to announce four student filmmaker award winners in the LiveWell Colorado Film Challenge, a new statewide competition for short films on the importance of ensuring access to healthy eating and activing living. The focus of the competition was on the barriers that too many Coloradans face …

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