Articles: 2005 CSAP results, New Bell reports: Understanding Colorado's Achievement Gap 2005 Education White Papers, Bell tracks six interim committees, Immunization rates rebound, Number of uninsured kids falls, Latinos receive less student financial aid, Business group supports better access to higher education, Increased cost sharing pushes people off Medicaid, EITC boosts employment, Housing costs rise faster than wages, Latinos lack sufficient retirement savings
Articles: Prenatal care prevents low-weight births, Athletic women at higher risk for low-weight births, Early childhood education is a sound economic investment, High school drops-outs cost Colorado billions in lost earnings potential, State's adult immunizations tops in the U.S., Experts offer health care reform advice, Unemployment reform: strong advantage, low cost, Only 25 percent of workers have a "good job" . . .
Colorado should increase funding to local public health departments so they can continue to provide immunizations and prenatal care, monitor communicable diseases and help provide visiting nurse services.
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