Throughout my life, I’ve belonged to many organizations and clubs—from soccer teams to school clubs, trade associations, and national advocacy organizations. These experiences have provided lessons around how “membership” can be completely different depending on the group context, norms, policies, and practices.
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.
With the CCRD in place, Coloradans who face discrimination in areas of housing, employment, and public spaces have somewhere to turn for help. They investigate claims of illegal discrimination and enforce anti-discrimination laws.
For many of us, we don’t often have to think about broadband—a term that describes a range of technologies that provide high-speed access to the internet—but it’s a problem for many communities in our country.
My education, on top of decades of growing up as a white person in a country built by and for white people, led me to have seriously misguided and harmful views about the structural oppression that exists in the US, and I have a lot of work to do to re-educate myself and atone for my complicity in perpetuating it.
Recently, I’ve taken a deeper look at my familial history and examined not only the interesting stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, but also the laws, policies, and current affairs that would have directly impacted my ancestors during their lives.
I’ve been reflecting on the ways we travel to and from our medical appointments. Each year, 3.6 million Americans miss doctor appointments due to a lack of reliable transportation. It’s even been called “one of medicine’s biggest problems.”
Whenever I am considering making a big shift or decision in my life, I always seek the perspective and insight of people who know me well or have expertise in that area. The same holds true for Center for Health Progress.
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.
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.
The first time I entered the Colorado State Capitol I was immediately intimidated by the trappings of power in the place—I felt small and insignificant. But, as I’ve continued to do this work, the Capitol has become much less frightening because of how much I’ve learned about the legislative process.