Policy

Happy Holidays from Nourish Colorado to all of you! And seriously, Happy New Year!!

The Election Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock – and given this year that would be totally acceptable behavior – you already know that we’ve been enduring the Presidential election that will not end. Monday, December 14th, however, the electors, in anti-climactic, not made for television viewing, cast their votes and Joe Biden and …

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Coloradans Unite to Tell Federal Legislators that COVID-19 Response Must Prioritize Healthy Families, Farms, and Communities

Joint Press Release – LiveWell Colorado, National Young Farmers Coalition, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (Denver, Colorado) – Over 60 organizations across Colorado have come together to tell federal legislators that if we want to sustain our communities through COVID-19, people must be able to access healthy food, and our farm and …

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May/June Policy Update

State & Federal Policy Updates May/June 2020 Hard to imagine that between the last policy update and this one something would come along of such import that it would knock the COVID-19 pandemic off the headlines. But something did. And it should. Black Lives Matter. This isn’t the first, second, or third time police brutality …

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The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation

The 2018 Legislative Session has Arrived — with Additional Funding and a Brewing Battle over Transportation As the 2018 legislative session gets underway, transportation funding is once again in the spotlight. Securing stable funding for Colorado’s sorely underfunded transportation system, and in particular, dedicated dollars for walk, bike, and transit infrastructure remain a top priority …

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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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