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 states37 minutes ago
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split
Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition
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
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
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.
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.
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