Colorado Public News

Colorado Public News is created in partnership with Colorado Public Television 12,  Denver’s independent PBS station. It is led by editor Ann Imse. Others on the Colorado Public News team include:

  • Cara DeGette, managing editor
  • Noelle Leavitt, recruiting and social media director
  • Sonya Doctorian, video journalist
  • Drew Jaynes, webmaster and photographer
  • Journalists Bill Scanlon, Dennis Huspeni, Jody Berger, Sara Burnett, Jerd Smith, Michele Conklin, Andy Piper, Lauren Rickel, Raj Sharan, Amanda Turner
  • Robert D. Tonsing, publication designer and entrepreneur



Mon July 25, 2011
Health and Environment

New Study Affirms Colorado’s Poorest Populations Die Younger

Residents participate in organized daily exercises at a retirement community. A new study shows a direct correlation between wealth and longevity in Colorado.
Flip Schulke/The National Archives

Colorado’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent study by the University of Washington and U.S. Census data.

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Mon July 11, 2011
Kids Health

With Child Hunger on the rise, Summer Lunch Programs Ramp Up

Jesus Lazano collects chocolate milk as part of his free lunch from the Lunchbox Express bus in Englewood.
Photo by Chris Swain, Colorado Public News

According to the Colorado Children’s Campaign – child poverty has risen so sharply that 20% of the state’s children don’t know if they will get regular meals.

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Sat July 2, 2011
Health Care

Expected Tighter Spending on Health Care is Driving Hospitals to Partnerships

Bruce Schroffel, president of the University of Colorado Hospital, is looking to expand the new health care network that UCH is forming with Poudre Valley Health System.
Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Hospital.

The Aurora-based University of Colorado Hospital will look to expand its network in other parts of the state after it nails down its just-announced deal in northern Colorado.

To the south, Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs hopes to expand its network beyond the state’s second largest city, if it can modify its limitations as a city-owned facility.

Those are just two of the ways in which Colorado hospitals are dealing with massive changes in the health care industry.

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Tue June 28, 2011

Shortage of Family Doctors in Colorado Intensifies

Primary care physician Dr. Ozzie Grenardo travels from Parker to Rocky Ford and Ordway once a week to see patients in southeastern Colorado, where family doctors are scarce.
Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.

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Mon June 13, 2011
Health Care

Nursing Tops for Hottest Jobs in Colorado Health Care

Nicole Chesser, a certified nurse midwife, explains the birthing process to an expectant mother during a consultation at the University of Colorado College of Nursing’s Center for Midwifery on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.
Casey Cass/2010 CU Boulder Photography.

Looking for a new career after a devastating recession? The hottest jobs are in health care.

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