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Q&A With Barbara Grogan, LiveWell Colorado Board Chair

Thoughts on equity, advocacy, and LiveWell’s mission from our new board chair Barbara Grogan Barbara Grogan has been a member of LiveWell Colorado’s board of directors since 2015, and recently became its new board chair. She is the founder and... Read More

May Policy Digest: Transportation Funding Measure Crumbles, Just Like our Bridges, Roads & Sidewalks

LiveWell Colorado May Policy Digest FOOD POLICY WEBINAR OPPORTUNITY Working Together on State & Federal Food Policy Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00pm – 1:30pm Do you think you have little ability to impact federal policy? Or even state policy? Think... Read More

2017 Day at the Capitol

Speaker Duran, Senator Coram, and Community Champions Honored at LiveWell’s Annual Day of Advocacy It has been a tumultuous year in politics for Colorado and the rest of the U.S. Major federal policy shifts and fierce budget debates in our state... Read More

LiveWell April Policy Digest

State Policy Update Transportation As we mentioned in our last policy update, one of the highest priority issues for the legislature this session is transportation funding. House Bill 17-1242, is sponsored by Speaker Duran and House Transportation Committee Chair Representative... Read More

Lessons from Lake County: Mobilizing Local Communities for Statewide Change

Lessons from Lake County: Mobilizing Local Communities for Statewide Change Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a coalition of residents from Leadville and the surrounding communities that works at the intersection of community organizing, prevention, and community-level change to... Read More

Five Questions with LiveWell Colorado Director of Policy Terri Livermore

Five Questions with LiveWell Colorado Director of Policy Terri Livermore In order to advance our mission of increasing access to healthy food and physical activity, LiveWell plays an active role in our state’s political process. This is especially true in... Read More

February Policy Digest

February Policy Digest: The Legislative Session Picks Up Steam State Policy Update Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council Bill Passes First Hurdle in House, Awaits Budget Hearing  COFSAC Bill Through First Legislative Challenge: Our Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council (COFSAC) bill was introduced... Read More

LiveWell Voices: Responding to Executive Orders on Refugees & Immigration

Olga González, Director of Equity & Inclusion, Shares Her Powerful Perspective on Recent Political Events As part of our ongoing commitment to integrating a health equity focus into all aspects of our work and organization, we’re pleased to announce that... Read More

January Policy Update: The 2017 Legislative Session Gets Moving

January Policy Update: The 2017 Legislative Session Gets Moving Critical Items TAKE ACTION: Urge Legislators to Prioritize Walking and Biking Infrastructure in Transportation Funding Send a Message to Your Legislators Today! An August 2016 study concluded that there is a... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | 2016 HEAL Summit Recap

Cities & Towns Have Big Impact on Residents’ Health This year’s HEAL Summit brought together municipal leaders, LiveWell communities, and public health professionals from around Colorado and the country to discuss strategies for increasing access to healthy eating and active... Read More