We have had community organizers in the field in Pueblo and Fort Morgan for 15 months now, talking with community members about health equity and getting to know their stories.
Last year, I had the honor of being appointed to Colorado’s Health Equity Commission (HEC) and have been bringing my community organizing background and social justice values to the government in this exciting way.
Recently, our entire staff was given the opportunity to spend a day in Fort Morgan, where we were able to listen to and learn from community leaders and partners.
The decision to end DACA has already started having profound impacts on recipients and their families—forcing many to go back to living in the shadows.
An equitable health care system is one where all voices have been heard and considered in its design, implementation, and evaluation. However, many people are currently excluded from these efforts—they’ve been systematically denied an equitable seat at the proverbial table.