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How Technical Assistance Can Help Your Municipality

How Technical Assistance Can Help Your Municipality Every year, the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign provides technical assistance to member municipalities across Colorado. In 2016, the Campaign had the opportunity to provide Montrose, Edgewater, and Leadville with technical assistance to... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Awards Lakewood its Highest Recognition for Building a Healthy Community

Lakewood reaches LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Elite Level DENVER — January 23, 2016 — LiveWell Colorado is proud to award Elite Status recognition to the City of Lakewood for adopting five policies that help make it a... Read More

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Achieves Several Milestones in 2016

2016 was an exciting year for the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign. The campaign added four new members– Cedaredge, Fort Collins, Nederland, and Mountain View –increasing the total membership to 46 municipalities. In June, Commerce City became the first municipality... Read More

Partnership Spotlight: Colorado Food Systems Hub

Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on the Community Commons blog. The Colorado Food Systems Hub is designed to advance the research, policy, and community engagement work of the 18+ food policy councils across the state. The Colorado Food Policy... 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

Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee

Why Your City Needs a HEAL Committee   As the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign has matured over the past three years, LiveWell Colorado has learned how some cities are able to use the Campaign to move HEAL policies and... Read More

Transforming a City Towards Health: Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom

Transforming a City towards Health Perspectives from City Manager of Commerce City, Brian McBroom Building a community of health takes considerable time, significant investment and thoughtful dedication, which is exactly what has happened in Commerce City. It just became the... Read More

LiveWell Voices: Five Questions With Julie George, LiveWell Colorado’s Director of the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign

As someone who traded in her swim cap for a pair of running shoes, Julie George has always been a model for healthy living here at LiveWell Colorado. She was recently recognized as a Public Health Hero of the Year... Read More

Community Spotlight | LiveWell Leadville: Building a Culture of Health in Lake County

Each year, the Colorado Education Initiative’s Healthy School Champions program recognizes Colorado schools that have successfully created a healthy school environment. With the support of the Colorado Health Foundation, the program has awarded more than $250,000 in grants over the... Read More

2015 HEAL Cities and Towns Summit Recap

This year’s HEAL Summit brought together municipal leaders, LiveWell communities, and field experts from around the country to advance healthy eating and active living (HEAL) across the state. Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City kicked off the summit by recounting... Read More