As a result of the work done through the disability rights movement, especially from the 1970s through the 1990s, legislation in the US was passed to increase access to buildings and public spaces for people with disabilities.
In Colorado, data show that 32% of Coloradans haven’t seen a dentist in the last year, and poor oral health is disproportionately experienced among communities of color. Beyond insurance and access, Colorado can and should take important public health steps to promote good oral health.
I recently decided that I wanted to become more physically active. At home, I have access to two parks, bike paths, a 24-hour fitness center, and an open space park.