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Lessons from Lake County: Mobilizing Local Communities for Statewide Change

Lessons from Lake County: Mobilizing Local Communities for Statewide Change Lake County Build a Generation (LCBAG) is a coalition of residents from Leadville and the surrounding communities that works at the intersection of community organizing, prevention, and community-level change to... Read More

Pueblo Attains LiveWell Colorado’s HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign Elite Status

LiveWell Colorado Awards Pueblo the Elite Status for Commitment to Healthy Living LiveWell Colorado is proud to award the Elite Status City recognition to the City of Pueblo. The city achieves this milestone recognition from LiveWell’s HEAL Cities & Towns... Read More

Five Questions with LiveWell Colorado Director of Policy Terri Livermore

Five Questions with LiveWell Colorado Director of Policy Terri Livermore In order to advance our mission of increasing access to healthy food and physical activity, LiveWell plays an active role in our state’s political process. This is especially true in... Read More

February Policy Digest

February Policy Digest: The Legislative Session Picks Up Steam State Policy Update Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council Bill Passes First Hurdle in House, Awaits Budget Hearing  COFSAC Bill Through First Legislative Challenge: Our Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council (COFSAC) bill was introduced... 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

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

HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign | 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... 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