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An increasing number of Coloradans are losing their jobs and, as a result, their health insurance in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these circumstances, it is important to know that there are still alternatives for uninsured Coloradans.
Two recent reports highlight the barriers faced by young parents, particularly young mothers of color, and recommend ways to remove these barriers. Young parents identified both the challenges and solutions included in the reports.
Join the Raise Colorado coalition on Saturday, September 12, 2020 for Strolling Thunder Colorado!
Starting the week of July 30 census workers will be out in north Aurora and Denver conducting nonresponse follow-up interviews with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Nonresponse follow-up work will take place across the rest of the state beginning August 11.
Health insurance is critical to the well-being of Colorado children and the economic security of their families. In 2018, 4.8 percent of Colorado children (about 62,500 kids) under 19 went without health insurance, an increase from 4.5 percent of kids in 2017.
Millions of families are at risk of being evicted right now due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Colorado and across the country. According to research from the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) and the Aspen Institute, about 20 million renters nationwide could face eviction by the end of September.
2020 Census: new efforts underway to ensure an accurate count; offer summer learning materials for K-12 students
The 2020 Census continues despite the pandemic, and it’s as important as ever to get an accurate count of individuals in Colorado so that we can secure essential federal dollars for programs serving kids and families.