Posts by Andrea Kuwik

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Colorado OFE Can Create a Road Toward Financial Stability

By creating a statewide office of financial empowerment, we can create the systemic solutions needed to help Coloradans across the economic spectrum.

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Prop 118 is a Major Win for Colorado Families

Proposition 118 is a huge win for Colorado families and positions our state as a leader in expanding truly universal portable benefits.

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Colorado UI Update: October 1

UI numbers through August continue to show the disproportionate economic impact of this virus on Black and American Indian workers.

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Colorado UI Update: September 10

Examining UI claims helps us see COVID's specific impacts across demographics, allowing us to build the tailored economic response we need for a strong recovery.

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What We Know About Unemployment in Colorado

By examining unemployment insurance claims data, we see COVID's outsized impact on Colorado women, older and younger workers, and those from communities of color.

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Caregiving & COVID-19

In a new brief, we examine several of the more prominent, observable, and immediate challenges faced by Colorado caregivers as a result of COVID- 19.

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2020 Caregiving Recommendations

A three-pronged approach is needed to address current holes in the network of supports available to Colorado’s unpaid caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: An Overview of the Bell’s Recent Work

Since the release of the Respite Care Task Force's recommendations in 2016, the Bell has assisted on efforts to implement these changes and raise awareness about the growing need to support caregivers.

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Caregiving in Colorado: 2020 & Beyond

Proactive and intentional public policy that recognizes the value and worth of caregiving for older adults will be necessary to create a stronger, healthier, and more secure future for families throughout the state.

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Budget Cuts You Might Have Missed

Many of the programs up for reduction are relatively small, but their collective impact is anything but. They fund essential functions, patch and expand a network of preventative services, and are tailored to the needs of communities across the state.