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LiveWell Colorado Supports Proposed Boulder Soda Tax

LiveWell Colorado Supports Proposed Boulder Soda Tax World Health Organization Urges Action that Hits Close to Home By Wendy Peters Moschetti, Director of Food Systems at LiveWell Colorado Colorado’s great quality of life attracts healthy, educated adults yet we have... 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

LiveWell Prowers County Recognized as a National Health Impact Award Finalist

LiveWell Prowers County Recognized as a National Health Impact Award Finalist Partnership for Healthier America chooses Colorado organization as an Impact Award Finalist DENVER —May 19, 2016 — LiveWell Prowers County has been named by the Partnership for A Healthier... Read More

Hunger & Obesity: The Unexpected Connection

By Karen Moldovan, Director of Policy, LiveWell Colorado This post was adapted from guest columns published in the Montrose Daily Press on April 15, 2016, and in The Pueblo Chieftain on April 23, 2016. At first glance, hunger and obesity not... Read More

Obesity and Military Service: Reflections on a recent report by Mission: Readiness

By Karen Moldovan, Policy Director at LiveWell Colorado Retired military personnel might seem unlikely public health proponents, but many who have served our country recognize the importance of being physically prepared to enlist. I recently had the opportunity to attend... Read More

Reflecting on the 2015 Colorado Health Symposium

By Shepard Nevel, President & CEO, LiveWell Colorado A few observations from last week’s energizing, informative Colorado Health Symposium, hosted annually by the Colorado Health Foundation and widely acknowledged as the state’s premier conference for health care and health policy... Read More

LiveWell Colorado Springs Project Receives BUILD Health Grant

Our partners in Colorado Springs recently received a $75,000 grant from the BUILD Health Challenge, a national awards program. The grant recipient is Project ACCESS, a collaboration between LiveWell Colorado Springs, YMCA of Pikes Peak Region, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services,... Read More

Colorado Municipal League Conference Wrap-Up

LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign participated in the Colorado Municipal League (CML) 93rd annual conference in Breckenridge this month. The conference was a great way to showcase the success of HEAL Cities & Towns, reconnect with existing members... Read More

Mayor Michael B. Hancock Receives 2014 LiveWell Colorado Wellness Champion Award

LiveWell Colorado is pleased to announce the new Colorado Wellness Champion Award, established to celebrate an individual who understands the long-term implications of obesity in our state and has taken an active role to create sustainable change in his or... Read More

Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact Launched on Nov. 14

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and founding partners, including LiveWell Colorado, Centura Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center and Denver Public Health, Lutheran Hospital, the University of Colorado School of Medicine—Department of Pediatrics, Jefferson County... Read More