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The Colorado Health Foundation’s blog is designed to share perspectives, personal stories and what we are learning in our efforts to ensure that, 在科罗拉多州, each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.”

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After another challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic, and its far-reaching socioeconomic impacts, we applaud Colorado’s nonprofit community for their continued fight to bring health, equity and justice in reach for all Coloradans. You inspire us to work harder and smarter, challenge ourselves, and more deeply live into our mission. We are grateful for your partnership in this critical work.

As a token of our appreciation, Foundation staff select Colorado-based nonprofits annually to receive a $10,000 holiday donation – recognizing each for their commitment to improving the health of Coloradans. Join us in congratulating this year’s recipients:

  • 亚洲女孩点燃 builds a strong community of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) girls and women to celebrate their individual and collective
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我们的学习 & 评价 team continues to wrestle with practicing evaluation in more equitable ways. Since 2018, we’ve deeply engaged in this journey with the Equitable 评价 Initiative, and as we work to create equity-aligned evaluation practices, we toggle between a focus on being, thinking and doing. This means regularly reflecting on who we are in relationship with our work (and the implications of that for ourselves and others), our beliefs about what it means to do rigorous and valid evaluation work, and the specific actions we should take to create evaluations that are better aligned with principles of equity.

在一个 previous blog post, we shared ways in which we’ve been honing our skills around noticing and

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Nothing will bring George Floyd back, yet today’s conviction of Derek Chauvin bent the arc in the direction of justice. Today’s verdict signals the progress we can and must make to uproot racist structures, 虽然, as the Association of Black Foundation Executives earlier today, “This is not a time to celebrate, but to collaborate.” 

Systemic racism is indeed alive and well. 以利亚麦克莱恩, Daunte莱特, 亚当·托莱多, Breonna泰勒, Trayvon马丁, 塔米尔大米, 埃里克·加纳, 迈克-布朗, Dominique Luscious, Rayshard布鲁克斯, 凯瑟琳•约翰逊, and so many other Black and Brown folks who have died at the hands of police . 这必须停止.

Racism takes lives. It erodes health and well-being. And, while we stand in

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Over the past 25 years, Coloradans experienced some of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation – at Columbine High School (1999), a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora (2012), and a Walmart in Thornton (2017), 举几个例子. Far too many Coloradans have endured this grim reality.

On the heels of the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, which left eight people dead, six of whom were of Asian descent,周一的 mass shooting at a King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado is only the latest in an increasing prevalence of gun violence in the U.S.

The lives of 10 families changed in an instant Monday. Parents lost children. Children lost parents. People lost friends, coworkers and caretakers, too. 愚蠢

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