One of Colorado’s long term policy goals is to be the healthiest state in the nation. The Medicaid expansion is making quality health care available to more of the state’s residents. However, one ailment often goes undiagnosed before it kills: suicide. Suicide rates in Colorado have been rising for the past seven years. Currently, Colorado is at the top of the list for suicides, ranking seventh highest nationwide. What is being done to prevent suicides among our state’s population?
An Interview with Catherine Strode
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Brough, is weighing in on the economic impact of Colorado’s upcoming November ballot issues. She says the Chamber will campaign to defeat Amendment 69, which would make Colorado the only state in the nation to adopt a single payer health care system. In an interview with Catherine Strode, Kelly Brough discusses two other issues the Chamber would like to see on the ballot: creating a Hospital Enterprise Fund and bringing back a Presidential Primary.
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A generation after the Americans with Disabilities Act, states are facing federal demands to rethink their approach to helping disabled people find work. But could the policy shift worsen their prospects?
I would like to recognize our Volunteer Coordinators for this 9Health Fair – Larry Ballonoff, Elizabeth Casswell, Sally Tanner, Shane Sanford, Catherine Strode, Renee Buteyn, Carissa Casswell, Cecilia Gutierrez, and Kaley Day! Each one of you made our faira wonderful and memorable event! Thank you! [Read more…] about 9Health Fair Results
by Pam Bisceglia, Coordinator for Child and Family Advocacy
The head of school explains students are
provided instruction in grade level curriculum.
For behavior, the facility uses a daily and
ongoing level system. All students are
required to have five behavior goals. The
privilege earned for the day is in accordance
with points earned; if the student is able to
demonstrate appropriate behavior over the
course of time, they earn additional privileges….