Although climate change has been an important topic for decades, Hurricane Katrina made Americans ask themselves if it might be to blame for more frequent and powerful hurricanes. The powerful and unusual superstorms of Sandy and Harvey increased the evidence.
Social Determinants of Health
Right now, factors like race, income, and ZIP code determine a person's access to and opportunities for health. Read more about how we're changing that.
In 2017, the federal poverty level (FPL) for an individual was set at $16,040 and $32,718 for a family of four. However, in Colorado, the income needed to meet basic needs exceeds the federal poverty level in every county.
Upon my arrival to the United States, I quickly discovered I had a lot to learn about the English language even though I was fluent. I speak six languages and am starting to study a seventh, and they are all awfully important to me.
Some of the people I admire most have had to take huge personal risks to be their authentic selves, fulfill their potential as human beings, and fight for their own health and happiness. So, I wanted to express my love of and admiration for the LGBT community, and specifically transgender and genderqueer Coloradans.
By charging per service for health care, there is little incentive to address the root cause of a patient’s condition, or even to actually improve a patient’s health.