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Lindsey Whittington, CHI’s Data and Analysis Manager, sat down with Denver7 reporter Jeff Anastasio to discuss belonging, findings from the 2023 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), and hurtful rhetoric during Pride month.

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June 26, 2024 — Belonging Colorado, a special fund at The Denver Foundation, announces the launch of the Colorado Belonging Barometer, a pioneering initiative to measure the sense of belonging among Coloradans. This effort, in collaboration with the Colorado Health Institute (CHI) and Over Zero, marks the first time belonging has been assessed at the state level, providing crucial insights into the social fabric of Colorado communities.

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Telemedicine kept its hold in 2023, but types of care shifted.
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Colorado legislators in 2024 made substantial progress in reducing childhood poverty. The legislature dedicated nearly $700 million to a program that allows families with low and medium incomes to claim a new tax credit of up to $3,200 per child. Supporters say the initiative could bring about a major reduction in child poverty in the state. But that wasn’t all that happened in the 2024 session.
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A sense of belonging is important to people’s mental health, physical health, and place in society. But measuring a sense of belonging is difficult. We worked with Over Zero to adapt the national Belonging Barometer survey for Colorado. Learn all about the data and a new funding effort called Belonging Colorado in this webinar.
Belonging Colorado, a special fund at The Denver Foundation, represents a new effort to bring Coloradans together and to build social capital across lines of difference. The team behind Belonging Colorado aims to catalyze greater belonging and inclusion across our state so that Coloradans and Colorado communities can thrive.
CHAS brief on substance use treatment
Coloradans Forgoing Needed Care Due to Discomfort Talking with Health Professionals, Cost, Stigma
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