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Helen Santoro

How Colorado’s changing climate is putting children’s health at risk

Exposure to air pollution can lead to long-lasting health problems for kids, including asthma and diminished lung development.


In the San Luis Valley, a small town is using civic engagement to improve lives

A program that teaches participants the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed has graduated people into leadership and entrepreneurial roles throughout the valley.


How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

One in 20 Colorado students live in a home without internet access. Most of those houses have elementary school age kids and are in rural or low-income areas.


New program aims to teach rural Colorado health providers about transgender care

The nonprofit Extension for Community Health Outcomes, or ECHO, offers virtual, interactive classes on complex health issues, including gender-affirming care, to providers outside of major metropolitan areas.