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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

Champions of Health Focal Point at Annual Day at the Capitol

On March 9th, LiveWell Colorado kicked off its annual Day at the Capitol with a luncheon and program to support the year’s theme “Healthy Food Access: Growing Colorado’s Health and Agricultural Economy.” The event, attended by community members from around... Read More

Reflections from the 2015 PolicyLink Equity Summit

  I left PolicyLink’s Equity Summit 2015, which brought together over 3,000 social justice advocates, knowing that I could not keep the lessons I learned and the conversations I had over the weeklong conference to myself. As I reviewed my... 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

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

LWC Revitalizes Recreation Centers Through Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiatives

LiveWell Colorado is the leading obesity prevention organization in the state of Colorado with a focus on expanding access to and education about healthy eating and active living for all Coloradans. In an effort to further its work, LiveWell Colorado... Read More

A Night of Celebration for GSK in Northeast Denver

Presented by GroundFloor Media on May 18, 2015 “Being healthy is a journey, not a sprint,” chanted Mayor Michael B. Hancock (pictured) to a crowd of nearly 200 people at a community event at Stapleton Recreation Center in the Globeville neighborhood... Read More

Day at the Capitol Recap

LiveWell Colorado hosted a Day at the Capitol on March 11th, the sixth annual event of its kind that connects LiveWell community coordinators from across the state with lawmakers from the House and Senate. Community coordinators met one-on-one with senators... Read More

City of Loveland Invests in Thompson School District

At the recent Colorado Bike Summit, hosted by Bicycle Colorado, one of the sessions focused on Safe Routes to School (SRTS). While federal and state dollars have allowed CDOT to award schools and communities grants to address the needs at... Read More