What You Need to Know About Open Enrollment

By Kevin Patterson Chief Executive Officer Connect for Health Colorado On November 1, we launched our fifth Open Enrollment Period with encouraging call volume and traffic on our enrollment site. Open Enrollment is the only time each year when Coloradans who buy their own health coverage can renew or change their health insurance plan for the […]


Help with health insurance: Are you leaving money on the table?

By Kevin Patterson Chief Executive Officer Connect for Health Colorado Thousands of Coloradans could receive monthly financial help with their health insurance but don’t know it. Even if an individual makes as much as $48,000 a year ($98,000 for a family of four), they will get financial help to lower their health insurance costs, if […]


Healthy Tips for Balancing Family, School, and Work

By Julia Reinisch, Writer and Editor at Colorado Christian University This is an article written by Colorado Christian University. While the article is focused on adult learners, we share it with you because many of the same tips apply to traditional undergraduate students, volunteers, parents, and working professionals. If you’re like most adults, you have […]


Stress and Adult Students – How to Overcome it

by Lindsay Maynard, Colorado Christian University This is a guest blog by Colorado Christian University. While the blog is centered around adult learners, we share it with you because the same tips apply whether you’re an adult learner, volunteer, parent, etc. If you’re earning your degree as an adult student, balancing work, family life, and […]


Do You Know Where to Go for Care?

Guest blog courtesy of the Where for Care campaign When you or your family member has an unexpected health need – whether it’s an emergency or a small pain – do you know where you should go for care? There are more options now than before – especially around the Denver metro area – with […]


Are You Safely Handling Your Food?

Guest Blog by Jason Bray, Executive Chef at J Street Food Truck We all worry about food safety practices and cleanliness when we eat out. What would you do if you discovered that your favorite local eatery received a poor health inspection? Never go back? Always worry about getting sick when eating there? Keeping Your […]


How To Talk With Your Kids About Colorado’s Retail Marijuana

Guest Blog by Good to Know As marijuana-related events start to pop up across the state throughout April, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) wants to make sure you have the information you need to be able to talk with the young people in your life about marijuana. Talking with youth about […]


Back Pain and You – The 3 Things You Didn’t Know

Guest Blog by Jamie Atlas I was 22 years old when the doctor told me I needed surgery to resolve my back pain.  On top of that, it would be a year before I could play basketball at a professional level [again].  I was devastated.  I wanted so badly to play, to be able to […]


Talking to Youth about Retail Marijuana

Guest Blog from Good To Know Colorado With retail marijuana legal for adults ages 21 and older in Colorado, it’s more important than ever that if you’re a parent, teacher, coach, or someone that youth trust, that you reinforce the importance of not using it before the legal age. By being prepared to have the […]


The Time Change, Seasonal Depression, and How Colorado Crisis Services Can Help

Daylight saving time came to an end on Sunday, November 6. Did you know that turning the clock back by one hour might affect a person’s sleep patterns and hormone levels? This may also trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons that usually takes place in late […]