Extreme heat takes a toll on health. Healthy Air and Water Colorado is a member of CHI's Acclimate Action Team that is championing right-to-cool policy options in Denver.
When Americans hear the word hunger, we often think of famine on far-away continents and commercials asking for support. But many of our neighbors here at home struggle with food insecurity and the negative health outcomes it causes.
This year, Pride comes at a critical time, but the work doesn't end with Pride month. We explore the challenges that the LGBTQ+ community faces in their pursuit of equal rights and discuss ways we can all contribute to a more inclusive and accepting society.
Drug overdoses have been increasing both in Colorado and across the U.S. for years. Across the political spectrum, Colorado legislators want to respond to the overdose epidemic. The state’s response has become a contest between two schools of thought — criminalization of drugs and harm reduction.
The cost of child care is prohibitively expensive for many, and it can affect parent/guardian well-being and health.
A new analysis reveals barriers to affordable child care and fair, living wages in Colorado.
The world has changed rapidly in the past few years, and the Colorado Health Institute is changing our approach so we can more directly address the critical issues that will advance health equity in Colorado. For 20 years, CHI has worked to advance its mission of improving health for all people in our state. Today, we are zeroing in on three challenges we must address to continue fulfilling that mission — climate change, behavioral health, and integrating our systems of care.
A stable place to live. Enough to eat. A job. Child care. The Colorado Health Access Survey reveals how these four factors are closely tied to mental health.
Climate change can seem like a problem so big and broad that everyone is at equal risk. Increased drought, higher temperatures, extreme weather, and other impacts of a changing climate in Colorado will surely affect the lives of everyone who lives here.
A new report from Colorado’s Maternal Mortality Committee highlights the need for more attention to perinatal mental health and disparities in maternal mortality.