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 […]
We provide well-informed data and perspectives on Colorado’s health care system.
As thought leaders working in communities and at the Capitol, we share information about what’s working in our health system and what’s not. As we lead the public dialogue, we hope to offer a big-picture view of the health care system and to help Colorado find common ground.
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! […]
The foundation of our new strategic plan is community power building. We’re already building and leveraging power in a profound way.
The caracoles are familiar with making a life in the in-between spaces; we’re like the flowers that rise up from the cracks in the sidewalk.
There are many ways research can be used as a tool to support organizing, movement building, and community change efforts.
What does self-advocacy look like in health care as a Black woman? My attempts are often viewed as being difficult, angry, or drug seeking.
Around the country, trans people, and especially trans people of color, continue to face violence—both physical and political.