The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has selected eight artists to depict findings of the state’s recent 2018 Health and Environment Assessment, which is used to shape the state’s public health improvement plan. The department obtained a $25,000 grant to fund the murals and provide a visual of health and the environment in local communities.
Artist Emanel Martinez is the first artist to complete a mural. His work, located in Frasier, is called “Save the World” and depicts people of all races and nationalities working together to save the world from global warming.
“It’s so much fun to see public health priorities come to life through art,” said Deborah Monaghan, CDPHE Interim Director of the Office of Planning, Partnerships, and Improvement. “The issues we work on affect real people in real ways, and these artists can help bring us together to find solutions.”