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LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Reaches 50 Municipalities

Advancing Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) Policies throughout the State With tensions rising around health care access in the United States, it’s easy to get discouraged. Yet here in Colorado, there’s a growing movement for healthy change that is helping... 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

LiveWell’s Health Equity Journey | Understanding & Addressing Implicit Bias

Reflections on implicit bias, its impact & implications for LiveWell’s work “Implicit bias is a problem for everyone,” proclaimed Hillary Clinton in the first 2016 presidential debate, a moment that many social justice activists say brought the concept of implicit bias... Read More

Letter from CEO Gabriel Guillaume | LiveWell Colorado’s Evolved Mission, Vision & Values

Dear Valued Partners – Since our founding in 2009, LiveWell Colorado’s core purpose as an organization has been to advance healthy eating and active living in Colorado. Like any nonprofit, we’ve evolved over time as we’ve gained a better understanding... Read More

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado

Exploring New Frontiers for Healthy Food Access in Colorado A look at how public institutions can contribute to a more sustainable, equitable food system in our state One of LiveWell Colorado’s primary goals is to build a more equitable, sustainable,... 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

Feeding Larimer County

A New Food Pantry Clinic & Emergency Food Assistance Program is Fighting Hunger in Fort Collins, CO Hunger in America is often described as a hidden epidemic. In such a beautiful and vibrant state as Colorado, it can be even... Read More

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities

Westwood Residents Make Big Push to Improve Recreation Opportunities On December 8th of last year, the city of Denver held the last of a series of public meetings to help determine the city’s priorities for its upcoming bond proposal. At... Read More

Letter from LiveWell Colorado CEO Gabriel Guillaume on the Importance of Health Equity

Dear Advocates, From launching the Double Up Food Bucks program to increase access to fruits and vegetables for Coloradans who receive SNAP (food stamps) benefits, to our statewide #NoMore24 campaign that recruited grassroots advocates from across the state to fight... Read More

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative: Q & A with Program Director Gabriella Warner

LiveWell’s School Food Initiative (SFI) partners with Food & Nutrition Service Departments to serve up freshly prepared meals to students across the state. The Initiative began in 2010 and has continued to grow and evolve into an impactful program reaching... Read More