Physical health encompasses physical fitness, healthy nutrition, medical awareness and disease prevention, navigating insurance and healthcare systems, injury prevention and healthy habits (like sleep habits). See the menu bar to the left for more information about some of these topics.
We also realize that physical wellness does not exist in a vaccuum. At Colorado College, we promote holistic wellness so that all members of our community can attain the highest level of health. We recognize that there are disparities in health outcomes between different populations of people based on characteristics historically associated with discrimination or exclusion. For instance, factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and geographic location can present barriers to accessing comprehensive, high quality health care. In our work, we strive to achieve health equity and eliminate health and health care disparities through our initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive campus community.
For transgender individuals, a key component of health equity is access to comprehensive, inclusive medical care that includes things like gender-affirming hormones and gender affirming surgical procedures. Survivors Organizing for Liberation is a tremendous resource for information about trans healthcare rights, navigating healthcare systems, and finding LGBTQ friendly medical providers in Colorado.
More Info About Health Equity to Come!
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The Healthy People 2020 project defines health equity as “the attainment of the highest level of health for all people. Achieving health equity requires valuing everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and the elimination of health and health care disparities.”