It sounds simple enough, but I’ve certainly never even thought about walking the approximately 25 miles to Boulder from my house in Northwest Denver to enjoy a stroll on Pearl Street or take a dip in Boulder Creek.
Over the past year, CCMU has made a concerted effort to travel to the far reaches of Colorado to meet with health care leaders and community members to get a firsthand account of local health care system innovations.
This past weekend I carved with the Colorado Ice Sculptures team at the Cripple Creek Ice Festival. It was my fourth year participating in the event that brings together professional ice sculptors from around Colorado.
Alongside Christmas and the New Year holidays, my family has long celebrated the Winter Solstice. The Solstice marks the period of time in the winter when the sun makes its long turn on the horizon back toward the middle of the sky and brings increasing daylight with it.
My first job out of college was working for Salud Family Health Centers as an Americorps volunteer. Back then, a novel approach to providing community health education was just making inroads in Commerce City, where I was based.