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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

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 living (HEAL). LiveWell Colorado’s new CEO Gabriel Guillaume kicked... Read More

Opportunities and Challenges: LiveWell’s Policy Priorities for 2017

The 2016 election has come to a close, which – for policy organizations like LiveWell – means looking ahead to the 2017 legislative session here in Colorado as well as in Washington D.C. You can read LiveWell’s takeaways on the... Read More

Sweet Victory for Sugary Beverage Taxes

Sweet Victory for Sugary Beverage Taxes By Terri Livermore, Director of Community Partnerships It certainly has been an interesting week for US politics that has left the US with a great deal to think about. At LiveWell Colorado, we are... Read More

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy

Making the ‘Healthy Choice the Easy Choice’ Isn’t Always Easy  Tackling access & inequity in a complex food environment By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems, LiveWell Colorado We believe access to nutritious food is a basic human right... Read More

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... Read More

Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment: Soda in Schools

Standing Up for a Healthy School Environment By Leslie Levine, MPH, LiveWell Colorado Technical Assistance and Research Manager Today’s obesity crisis is a complex issue that cannot be solved overnight and requires a multi-pronged approach. One of those approaches is... Read More

Introducing LiveWell’s New Health Advocacy Campaign: No More 24

Introducing LiveWell’s New Health Advocacy Campaign: No More 24 LiveWell Colorado has a long history of engaging and motivating Coloradans to make healthy choices. Now we are embarking on an even more critical and challenging effort: to inspire and advance... Read More