March 21, 2017 by Jessica Nguyen in Healthy Living, Social Issues

SNAP judgments

After completing my grocery shopping—my cart filled with veggies, meats, and fruits—I headed to the checkout. However, when I swiped my Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, it was declined.

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March 14, 2017 by Dana Kennedy in Community, Events, Health Equity

Community is the table

I recently attended Communities Joined in Action’s annual conference in San Antonio. It was two days of keynote addresses and plenaries, useful advice from breakout sessions, and a lot of TexMex.

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March 07, 2017 by Aubrey Hill in Access to Care, Health Equity, Policy & Advocacy, Social Issues
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Driving away barriers to health access

The days leading up to my 16th birthday, I prepared to visit the DMV to take my road test and get my driver’s license. Once I had earned that license, I celebrated a newfound sense of independence.

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March 01, 2017 by Joe Sammen in Community, Health Equity, Policy & Advocacy, Social Issues
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Red line to root causes

Since moving to Sunnyside, I’ve been struck by all of the types of houses. Patterns developed over time in Denver’s neighborhoods, due to economic and social forces that run deep through its history.

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February 22, 2017 by Sarah McAfee in Communications, Health Equity, Storytelling & Resident Engagement
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Waiting for health equity

We tackle a lot of complex problems, but none as challenging as health equity. Our systems of power grant privilege and access unequally, meaning some Coloradans benefit while others are harmed.

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