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Colorado Secure Savings Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor Polis to Sign into Law

Advocating for its passage for more than six years, AARP Colorado finally sees bill to help workers save for retirement go to Governor for signature ~  This week, the Colorado Legislature delivered good news to about 909,000 private-sector workers in the Centennial State who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings option at work. […]

Biodesix and Boulder Community Health Offer Drive-up COVID-19 Testing

Drive-up Testing Sites Offer Appointments for Patients ~ BOULDER, CO, May 20, 2020 – Biodesix, Inc., a leading diagnostic company in lung disease, announced today that it has partnered with Boulder Community Health (BCH), a community owned-and-operated not-for-profit health system, to offer expanded COVID-19 testing in the greater Boulder, CO area. The Biodesix SARS-CoV-2 ddPCR™ Test detects […]

Alzheimer’s Association expands Denver metro services

While the coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies and organizations to curtail operations, the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is busy ramping up service across the state with enhanced programs and services tailored for social distancing.

State files lawsuit defending Colorado streams and wetlands from flawed federal rule

May 22, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) — On behalf of the State of Colorado, Attorney General Phil Weiser today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Denver to protect Colorado’s streams and wetlands from a dangerous federal rule that would leave them vulnerable to pollution under the Clean Water Act.

Mental Health Colorado starts initiative for Coloradans to connect with friends, allies, and neighbors

“In This Together” initiative will help build social closeness as we maintain social distancing guidelines ~ DENVER— This is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times imaginable for many. This pandemic drives the message home that our physical health and our mental health are not separate. To combat feelings of loneliness, isolation, and stress, and to […]

9Health Launches New Program “9Health Neighbors”

Denver, Colo. — March 27, 2020 — 9Health, the largest volunteer-driven, nonprofit health wellness and prevention effort in the country, has launched a new program, 9Health Neighbors, to provide answers to your health questions and a simple human connection during the new coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The 9Health Neighbors are dedicated 9Health medical volunteers who are […]

Dumb Friends League Building Animal Shelter In Alamosa County

DENVER  – The Dumb Friends League is expanding the services and care it provides to homeless pets across the state by building and operating San Luis Valley Animal Center, a new animal shelter in Alamosa County, CO.

Colorado Natural Gas Suspends Disconnections in Response to COVID-19

Centennial, CO – Colorado Natural gas (CNG) announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill.  This policy will remain in effect until April 30, 2020. At that time the company will evaluate whether to extend the suspension.

Counties to host live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall, March 11

Residents and business owners invited to submit questions to Tri-County Health in advance of and during live virtual town hall. ~ Direct access to information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) from your local public health department just got easier for residents and businesses in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.

Official Notice – Rescheduling Salute To Seniors 8/22/2020

With an abundance of caution and concern to protect the health and welfare of older adults as it relates to the transmission of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), the recommendation of Governor Polis that we be especially mindful of keeping older adults safe, and a consultation with Wendy Bamberg, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Colorado Department of Public Health, […]

National Alzheimer’s & Caregiver Educational Conference Coming to Denver March 12

NEW YORK (February 11, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) 2020 national Educating America Tour is coming to Denver on Thursday, March 12 with a free Alzheimer’s and caregiver educational conference at the University of Denver, Craig Hall (1745 S. High Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Low Income Colorado Seniors Get More Help

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Everyone can use a few extra dollars.   Older adults age 65 and over or individuals who are disabled and who own property or who rent may be eligible to receive a PTC 104 rebate.  

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month!

Human trafficking includes: sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and sex & labor trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery that occurs in every state, including Colorado.  The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12-14 years old. (US Department of Justice, Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section)  30% of […]

Start 2020 with easy heart-healthy eating tips

Heart attack rates rise each winter. Nutritionist recommends these simple food changes to help reduce your risk ~ By Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS ~ Experts aren’t sure why people are more likely to have a heart attack during the winter than any other time of year. If following a heart-healthy diet is one of your […]

Mental Health and Substance Use Access Disparities Increased in Colorado from 2013 to 2017

Mental Health Parity in Law Does Not Equate to Parity in Practice Denver — In the midst of an opioid epidemic and increased suicide rates, Coloradans are finding it increasingly difficult to access affordable mental health and substance use care under their private insurance plans. A nationwide study by the actuarial firm Milliman sheds light on […]

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