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Our blog bringing you the unique views of the people that make up Colorado Access.



You may have heard the word “epidemiologist” a lot recently. So, why haven’t you heard about epidemiologists before now? It’s because if things are going well, it’s life as usual for the general public. We make “life as usual” possible for the world. We’re invested in prevention, and prevention is something that’s easily taken for … Read More

Happy Birthday, ACA!


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. I was lucky enough to be living and working in Washington, DC as the historic law was debated, voted on, and then passed into law. Now, ten years later, and a happy resident of the state of Colorado, I’m reflecting on how … Read More

Reaching Your Calm


Stress and anxiety – sound familiar? Looking at the world around us, stress is a normal part of life. As a child, I think my biggest stressor was getting home before the street lights came on; life seemed so simple then. No social media, no smartphones, limited access to world news or events. Sure, everyone … Read More

Heart Health. Try it.


It’s February! When ambitious New Year’s resolutions to get six-pack abs and the heart rate of a marathon runner too often find us on the couch with a six-pack watching marathon runners on TV. February is heart health month, so get up and maybe try a trip around the block instead. When I began this … Read More



Jocko Willink is an intense guy. Jocko is a former Navy Seal who served in the Iraq War. He came home, wrote a few books, did a few TED Talks and now runs a podcast. Jocko says the same thing when he is faced with a problem, “good.” He means it. His philosophy is that … Read More

Digital Security


In the age of technology it can be hard to keep up. We are constantly deluged by information, and the constant notifications, news stories, and messages can impact our overall well-being and create stress in our lives. However, there’s something else that can impact our stress levels – data breaches that can lead to stolen … Read More

Be Safe With Your Food


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” –Virginia Woolf There I was, enjoying a nice day at a friend’s barbecue. We were playing Polish horseshoes and enjoying some adult beverages when I heard, “TIME TO EAT!” I grabbed a plate and assembled my burger – ketchup, mustard, lettuce … Read More

Vitamin D and Me


I’ve had back pain off and on since I was a third grader. I also love books. What do these two things have to do with each other? They are actually super related for me. I had a ton of hardback books that I used to keep on the floor next to my bed, and … Read More

Humor in the Workplace


“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.” Oscar Wilde “Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can … Read More