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Join Us For LiveWell Colorado’s Public Policy Listening Tour

Let us know what barriers to healthy eating and active living exist in your community Public policy is best when it is informed by, you guessed it, the public! As LiveWell starts to form our policy priorities for 2018, we... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success

The Proof is in the Produce! New CO4F Results Point Toward Success Since its inception, the Colorado Fresh Food Financing Fund (CO4F) has financed 23 fresh food retailers in both urban and rural communities throughout Colorado. CO4F was established in... Read More

August Policy Digest

August Policy Digest  State Policy Update SRTS Research Update Earlier this summer, LiveWell Colorado’s policy department sent a survey to many of our partner groups and community organizations concerning Safe Routes to School (SRTS) to learn more about community perception... Read More

July Policy Digest

LiveWell Policy Digest: July 2017 Local Policy Update Westwood Recreation Center A recreation center for Westwood will officially be a part of Denver’s general obligation bond which will be put to voters in November’s municipal election. Westwood is one of... Read More

LiveWell’s 2016 Annual Report: Partnering to Create a Pathway to Healthy Living

Dear Partners, I am pleased to share LiveWell Colorado’s 2016 Annual Report with you all. The stories in this report represent but a snapshot of the many ways LiveWell partnered with organizations and individuals throughout the state in 2016. Our... Read More

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... Read More

LiveWell Policy Digest | June 2017

Policy Digest for June 2017 The 2017 legislative session officially came to a close on May 10th capping a session Governor Hickenlooper called “one of the most productive” in the history of state. While it is a true  that a ... Read More

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