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SCL Health to merge with Intermountain Health, creating not-for-profit hospital giant in West

Owner of Colorado’s St. Joseph, Good Samaritan and Lutheran is the smaller partner in the mix, which creates a network of 33 hospitals and hundreds of clinics across six states

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On the Navajo Nation, “putting seeds in the ground is our greatest act of resistance,” Fort Lewis students learn

Internship program hones lessons taught by parents and grandparents as students learn the role food, housing, language and ritual play in contemporary human rights struggles. 

Education

Most Colorado students now attend schools in districts that have mask mandates

At least 78% of Colorado students in preschool through 12th grade now attend school under a mask mandate

Education

Douglas County’s next step for its new health department is to find a qualified director

Colorado statute lays out clear requirements for the role, including past experience in public health

Health

New guidance urges Colorado school districts to require masks, but governor sees no need for state mandate

Jared Polis' remarks are in keeping with the local control approach the state has adopted this school year.

Education

Jared Polis blasts FDA delay on coronavirus vaccine booster approval: “They have blood on their hands”

Polis also urged federal regulators to quickly approve coronavirus vaccines for younger children

Coronavirus

Security workers called in to protect Jefferson County’s mobile vaccine units

Last weekend, the agency was forced to pull vans off the street after a driver in Gilpin County, which contracts Jefferson County’s health agency, drove towards and destroyed signage around the van

Coronavirus

A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.

Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.

Health

Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans, 800,000 Coloradans

The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly

Coronavirus

Colorado attorney general and 19 others back South Carolina abortion law challenge

Brief filed Wednesday in federal appeals court claims law banning abortion when fetal activity is detected would tax health care systems in other states as women seek care elsewhere

Politics and Government

Douglas County commissioners vote to create their own health department, appointing themselves to the board

Tuesday's move is the latest chapter in a rift between the county and the Tri-County Health Department that has grown steadily wider since the pandemic

Coronavirus

Class-action lawsuit alleges Colorado is failing at children’s mental health care

A similar lawsuit in Illinois forced that state to improve its mental health system for kids who qualify for Medicaid.

Health

Colorado abortion providers are preparing for an influx of patients from Texas

Restrictions on abortion access nationwide could thrust more pressure on states like Colorado that have long been considered safe havens for abortion access.

News

Boulder County now requires masks indoors — whether you’re vaccinated or not

The county is among the first few in the state that now require mandatory masking indoors for the general public since the statewide mandate was lifted earlier this year

Coronavirus

Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition

Health

Colorado wants more family doctors to be able to administer coronavirus vaccines

Gov. Jared Polis announced a new $60 million grant program that could enroll hundreds more primary care providers in the vaccination effort

Coronavirus

Douglas County officially votes to form its own public health department

Action follows Tri-County Health Department's move to bar counties from opting out of school mask rules

Health

Colorado is betting big on vaccine influencers. It’s unclear if people will “like” their message.

This is a new frontier in public health messaging, testing the argument that the most persuasive voice is the one that’s most trusted in a community.

Coronavirus

Weekly testing could limit COVID’s spread in Colorado schools, state officials say as cases among kids surge

Cases among children ages 6 to 11, who are too young to be vaccinated, started increasing in July. Since mid-August, when students returned to school, cases in the age group have risen sharply.

Coronavirus

Tri-County Health mandates masks for people in schools, removes ability of counties to opt out

Health agency invalidates decisions by Douglas, Adams counties to opt out of school masking rules

Education
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