Articles By Jennifer Brown

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Colorado’s largest abortion rights group splits from national organization to refocus on state-level battles

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado says it wants to solidify the state as a stronghold for abortion rights amidst challenges to Roe v. Wade and restrictions elsewhere

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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Paid family leave is a priority for Colorado Democrats. But 5 questions will make or break the effort.

Can Colorado policymakers find common ground this year on paid time off to have a baby or deal with an illness?

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Breads, whoopie pies, donuts and pickles: How Colorado’s Cottage Foods Act has produced a batch of entrepreneurs

Colorado's new food producers say the act has been life-changing, but the state health department wonders how many chefs are still operating outside the law

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Colorado has a big shortage of volunteers to speak up for foster kids in court

That gap has sparked Colorado court appointed special advocates to make a plea for more volunteers -- they want 2,020 new ones in 2020

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Medicaid law forcing caregivers to be tracked by GPS inspires privacy backlash from Colorado’s disabled community

The aim is to reduce Medicaid fraud by requiring therapists, respite workers and nurses to log in and verify their location when they visit someone’s home to provide care. But backlash, especially from the parents of children with disabilities, has been fierce.

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As the teen mental health epidemic escalates, emergency rooms get innovative and a for-profit hospital sees an opening

A statewide review is attempting to pinpoint the gaps in care as one study finds kids go out of network up to 7 times more often for mental health care.

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As Colorado’s anti-abortion pregnancy centers strengthen, abortion-rights advocates work to “expose” alleged “fake clinics”

Colorado has more than 50 religious-based pregnancy centers that encourage women to carry babies to term. In some rural areas, they are the only option.

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Community health clinics are barred under a federal gag rule from helping women find an abortion. Here’s what they must say instead.

Two health providers walked away from the federal dollars this year, but the rest opted to follow the gag rule