Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CHF releases new data spotlight

Released at the Colorado Health Symposium, the Where Health Happens Data Spotlight explores how elements of our environment impact our health, including education and child care; financial security and safety; food access; housing; and transportation. It features stories from three Colorado communities facing disparities and taking action to improve the health of local residents. 
  • The Growhaus, located in Denver, has three missions: food cultivation, food distribution and food education. It serves residents of the 80216 ZIP code, a known food desert, by increasing access to fresh, healthy food for members of the community. 
  • An affordable housing development, Mariposa, was designed with health in mind and provides a community garden, opportunities for active living, accessible transportation and child care. Once completed, Mariposa will provide adequate and affordable housing to an estimated 725 Coloradans. 
  • Community members in Walsenburg, including Cindy Campbell, director, LiveWell Colorado Huerfano County Chapter, spoke up to shift their community's transportation spending, pulling in $1.3 million in funding from Colorado Department of Transportation, to create safe and active transportation options for residents.  
Read the full Data Spotlight, developed in partnership with the Colorado Health Institute, to learn more about how these three communities are cultivating healthy change for residents. Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #COHRC. 

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