New and Noteworthy


Read about Vida Sana’s bicycle education program in the Coloradoan. Click here to see the article.


CanDo is featured in Compass, the newsletter of the Health District of Northern Larimer County. Click here to see the newsletter.

Read our Coalition Updates for January. We have details on many partner events in January as well as meeting updates and reminders.

BOB 2.0 is the working name for the renewal of the Building on Basics dedicated capital expansion tax. Fort Collins has had a capital expansion tax since 1973. Both BOB 2.0 and the Street Maintenance tax will be presented to the voters in April 2015.

Click here for a list of the current projects. These will be discussed at the January 20 City Council meeting for referral to the April 7, 2015 ballot. Comments can be submitted directly on the website.

Staff from the City of Loveland’s Community and Strategic Planning department, in collaboration with CanDo Loveland staff, submitted a successful application for the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Building Healthy Places Initiative. The Initiative is an opportunity for communities of interest to come together and shape the built environment in ways that improve the health of under-served residents. The Initiative includes a one-day workshop where built environment design experts will provide technical assistance in combination with involvement and feedback from community members and decision-makers to spearhead improvements to Loveland’s focus area.


The focus area, called Orchards North, includes the US Highway 287 corridor from 37th Street to 29th Street. While there is a strong mix of goods and services needed to support healthy lifestyles along this corridor, there is not adequate bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure to support safe mobility. In addition, there is an under-served, under-represented population within and adjacent to Orchards North whose access and mobility needs go unnoticed and whose voice is not often heard.


We will announce details for the workshop which will be held mid-Spring of this year as they become available. For more information on the Building Healthy Places Initiative, click here 


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Burwell at Kelly.Burwell@uchealth.org. 

2015 Health Equity Learning Series Expands


CanDo and Vida Sana are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Colorado Trust to host a series of four live-streamed trainings on Health Equity. This will be the first year that we will host the learning series in both Fort Collins and Loveland.  


Our first learning series will be held on February 5, 2015 and will feature Doran Schrantz, an executive director

of ISAIAH, a faith-based community organization of 100 member congregations in Minnesota. Ms. Schrantz has transformed ISAIAH into one of the most powerful voices in Minnesota around issues of racial and economic justice. ISAIAH has explored the intersection of community organizing, policy and research and has launched powerful partnerships with national policy leaders. Ms. Schrantz will discuss how ISAIAH engages communities to develop solutions to health equity issues, and how other organizations and individuals can become part of such a movement. 

Please join us for breakfast and the training on February 5, 8:00-10:00am at the following locations (please note this is a morning time. We will post the Fort Collins location on our website as soon as the details are available.) 



Loveland Public Library, Gertrude Scott Room, 300 North Adams Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537.

Please RSVP to Kelly Burwell at: Kelly.Burwell@uchealth.org


Fort Collins

University of Colorado Health’s Caribou Training Room

2002 Caribou Dr. Suite 100
Please RSVP to Edgar Dominguez by Monday, February 2 at: Eddie.Dominguez@uchealth.org  

Click here to see future dates for the series

Upcoming Meetings

BEWG (Built Environment Work Group) - Wednesday, January 21

3:00-4:30pm at the City of Fort Collins Community Room (215 North Mason).

Fort Collins Coalition - Thursday, February 5

8:00-10:00am at the UC Health Caribou Training Room (2002 Caribou Dr. Suite 100).

Loveland Coalition - Wednesday, February 25

11:30am-1:00pm at the Loveland Museum Gallery (503 N. Lincoln).

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