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KGNU, People's Clinic the The Family Learning Center and TGRE-Greeley have combined forces to develop special programming on the benefits of healthy choices, the barriers that put them out of reach, the people who suffer, and the people fighting to get them back, for our schools and for families of limited income.  We're working together, in a year-long collaboration to report on and engage our communities so that more people make healthy choices.




KGNU is independent, noncommercial community radio station for Boulder, Denver and beyond. We seek to stimulate, educate and entertain our audience, to reflect the diversity of the local and world community, and to provide a channel for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been overlooked, suppressed or under-represented by other media.




People's Clinic is Boulder's primary care provider for the uninsured.

TGRE-1450am is Northern Colorado's largest all-Spanish commercial radio station.

The Family Learning Center is Boulder's largest community center for families of limited income.

Our LaVida logo is thanks to webpage designer Michele Barone, who created this starburst flower motif to symbolize the vitality that is possible through healthier living.  To come up witht this design, Michele says she sought an image that would be playful, since many of the LaVida stories are about the health of children and families.  She hand-drew the original starburst flower.  Other members of the LaVida development team encouraged the use of unique colors on every page.

The series we are creating is part of a national effort called Sound Partners for Community Health. Sound Partners for Community Health seeks to increase public awareness of specific health issues and facilitate citizens' involvement in making decisions affection health care by fostering partnerships between public broadcasters, community organizations an additional media entities.  By utilizing  a variety of porgramming and community engagement techniques, the alliances supported by Sound Partners equip individuals to participate in community problem-solving aroung local health issues.  Sound Partners is a program of the Benton Foundation and funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.