The concept of strengths-based leadership has been popular for several years now. Instead of spending time hand wringing over how to improve areas of weakness for you, people you manage, or others on your team, you focus on building up your/their strengths. When I was diagnosed with ADHD last Spring, I felt that it was […]
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Rayna Hetlage, Senior Policy Manager at Center for Health Progress, speaks with Irene Jaw, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Aline Hansen-Guzman, about how HB22-1289, Cover All Coloradans, would benefit many of their patients, as well as their role in advocating for health care as a human right. If you’re a health care professional who’d like […]
In 2018, a domestic terrorist and white supremacist opened fire and killed innocent members of the Tree of Life Synogogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This place of prayer was partially targeted because of their resettlement support programs for immigrants and refugees. This was an act of antisemitism deeply embedded in racism and white nationalism. The Weisenbergs, […]
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”-Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This famous MLK quote has been on a regular loop in my mind as we head into another election year, another legislative session, and celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Black people in America during Black History […]
When schools shifted to remote learning at the beginning of the pandemic, there was an overwhelming sense of loss for kids. This included loss of routine, social experiences, support for disabled and neurodivergent students, and food security. Almost two years later, teachers are reporting signs of trauma in their students. Online learning and frequent quarantines […]
As we begin 2022, and continue to face an out of control pandemic, we are excited to announce a new chapter of leadership at Center for Health Progress. We have made significant gains in our priority to disrupt hierarchy–moving towards shared and distributed power across the organization. Over the past year, we began to put […]
This fall, I took 12 weeks off from Center for Health Progress as part of our sabbatical policy. It was the most restorative, peaceful, and joyful time in my adult life. As a result, in only a couple weeks, my entire body felt different. I was not tied to external commitments or tasks (or screens!). […]
Earlier this year, our entire staff went through power building training. In the first session, we had to explore our fears around standing in our power.For me, this meant challenging years of training that told me I was “too much.” In elementary school, my report cards almost always said something to the effect of “bright, […]
When I was 15, my mejicano family threw me a quinceañera. A quinceañera is a coming-of-age religious and cultural ceremony filled with celebratory rites and rituals. It’s typically celebrated by young women but there are quinceañeros, too. My quince took over 18 months to plan and this fiesta was intense! Quinces in my family are […]
It’s been a Summer of Celebrations here at Center for Health Progress and after the kind of year that we’ve all had, we needed it! Growing up in a large, extended family, I learned the importance of celebrations – from birthdays and quinceaneras, graduations, anniversaries, and retirements, my family knows how to throw a party! […]