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A Reality Check on the “Healthiest” State in the Nation

The Colorado Health Foundation’s annual health report card released March 22, provides a reality check on Colorado’s persistent reputation as the “healthiest” state.  Looking at 38 indicators of health across the lifespan, the report concludes that the health of Colorado’s pregnant women and children is average or below average as compared to the rest of the nation.  Older adults and youth don’t fare much better. Kudos to the Foundation for looking beneath the image of Colorado created by popular magazines’ “best of” lists and our wealth of Olympic-caliber athletes.

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