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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

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

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

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

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

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

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