2010 Colorado Health Report underscores economic impact of health

6/27/2011 The health of many Coloradans is on the decline, most alarmingly among children across the state. Since 2006, there has been a steady increase in overall obesity rates for Colorado residents. Just as concerning, increases in obesity lead to chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension… 2010 Colorado Health Report Card underscores economic impact of health  […]

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Focus on early childhood to prevent weight gain, IOM report says

6/23/2011 Childhood obesity may be a hot-button health issue, but weight-related problems may begin before children start preschool. A new report, “Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies,” from the Institute of Medicine released Thursday puts the spotlight on infancy and the toddler years, suggesting that child care providers, government programs and physicians be vigilant, noticing when

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The Proud Story of Military Child Care

6/22/2011 To learn about trends in military child care in the United States, Exchange interviewed Barbara Thompson, the Director of the Office of Family Policy / Children and Youth in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Proud Story of Military Childcare An Exchange Trend Report based on an interview with Barbara Thompson by Roger NeugebauerTo

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Mixing Business with Pleasure Never Felt So Good

6/1/2011 The better part of America is composed of entrepreneurs who seek a challenge, innovation, risk and investment. In fact, entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the American economy. ICOSA  By: Emily Haggstrom Issue: Big Ideas, Smart People Section: Business The better part of America is composed of entrepreneurs who seek a challenge, innovation, risk and investment. In

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University opens child-care center for drug-exposed infants

4/6/2011 Babies and toddlers whose mothers have drug addictions can soon spend their days in a care center designed especially for them, while their moms undergo treatment nearby. The Baby Haven Therapeutic Early Childhood Education Center will celebrate its grand opening Friday. It is adjacent to The Haven residential treatment center on the Fort Logan

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Bernanke to budget-cutting state and local governments: Don’t shortchange education

3/2/2011 Even as state and local governments take difficult steps to balance their budgets and address long-term shortfalls in their pension systems, they should not neglect the education and training programs that are the key to the nation’s competitiveness, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke argued Wednesday. By Neil Irwin Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March

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Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

1/22/2011 How much do the decisions of parents matter? Most parents believe that even the most mundane acts of parenting—from their choice of day care to their policy on videogames—can profoundly influence the success of their children. Kids are like wet clay, in this view, and we are the sculptors. Why Rich Parents Don’t Matter

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Guest Commentary: Investing in Colorado’s workforce

12/13/2010 Summary: America is falling behind. We have lost our ranking as first in the world in the percentage of young people with a college degree. We know that lower levels of education correspond with higher unemployment rates and more reliance on public assistance. In addition, we know that with nearly 25 percent of our

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