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Indian Ridge Elementary's Fifth Graders
go to the Colorado State Capitol to Declare
March 26, 2019
Colorado Children's Health Day!

For the sixth consecutive year, the entire fifth-grade class of students from Indian Ridge Elementary spoke up at the Colorado State Capitol.​ The students were honored for raising awareness of children's health and the issues they face. Their resolution was passed in the Senate, and their tribute was read in the House.  Read more ... 

 
 

ACTIVE CITIZEN 

Active Citizen, an initiative created by Living Closer Foundation, gives children in Colorado an opportunity to speak up and advocate for change. Through creative education, film, and live performance, Active Citizen provides fun opportunities for kids to engage their adult community and present their solutions to issues that affect them directly. They work with their peers, their school community as well as with health professionals and state policymakers.


Check out Indian Ridge Elementary students at the Colorado State Capitol, on Children’s Health Day, and at their other events, speaking up! View content below and on our blog.

 

FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE US!

OUR PARTNERS:

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO 

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL

The goal of the program, as the first non-governmental fellowship of its kind, is to train physicians regarding climate education, meaningful engagement, and effective communication to create leaders in the field of climate change and health. This training program seeks to empower physicians through education and successful communication skills and to characterize the impact of these changes on our collective health.

We currently have two fellowship programs. Both Fellowships involve placement with our principal partners at the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health and locally through the University of Colorado Consortium on Climate and Health and Harvard Medical School.

  •  The Living Closer Foundation Physician Fellowship in Climate & Health Science Policy, University of Colorado, CO. Established 2017

This Fellowship is a 12-month program hosted by the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine. The Fellowship is based in the University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine.

  • Director of Program: Dr Jay Lemery, CU and Margaret Power

  • 2017-2019:  Dr Cecilia Sorenson 

  • 2019-2020:  Dr Caitlin Rublee 

  For more information on applying for the fellowship, visit https://www.coloradowm.org/climate-health-science-policy-fellowship/

  • Fellow in Climate and Human Health of the Living Closer Foundation Consortium on Climate Science and Health Policy, Harvard Medical School, MA. Established 2019 

This Fellowship is a 24-moth program hosted by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

  • Director of Program: Dr Sachit Balsari and Margaret Power

  • 2019-2021: Dr Caleb Dresser

 

ACTIVE CITIZEN

When kids speak up, everyone listens! 

Active Citizen is an initiative created by Living Closer Foundation to give children in Colorado an opportunity to speak up and be active agents of change. Utilizing creative advocacy through education and the arts; primarily videos, film and live performance, LCF creates a platform for dialogue between students and their peers, their school community and district as well as with state policy makers and health professionals. While LCF sets the work in motion, they promote child led performance and engagement. It is their voice and their future!

Check out students at the Colorado State Capitol, on Children’s Health day, and all their other events, speaking up!

View content below and past initiatives.