Monday, March 16, 2020

Save the Date: Colorado Health Foundation Immigrant Refugee, Native American Symposium

Bridging Ethnicity, Cultural Identity and Health

Colorado’s Native, immigrant and refugee communities continue to face injustices when it comes to their health. Why? There is a clear relationship between culture, race, national origin and the opportunity for good health and overall well-being. We know that racism, oppression and conscious or unconscious bias are key drivers of poor health.

This year’s Colorado Health Symposium will shine a light on what gets in the way of Coloradans being their healthiest. We’ll hear from the experts – individuals who live and work within these communities – who fight tirelessly to bring health in reach for their families and neighbors. We’ll explore solutions to cultivate shared understanding and prioritize the well-being of Native, immigrant and refugee communities. Let’s get to work.

Please join us!

You have been identified as a leader in your community and we want you to join us. In addition to general admission, there are two unique ways to participate:

  • FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: The Colorado Health Foundation (CHF) offers a limited number of fellowships to staff and volunteers of community organizations, as well as individual grassroots community leaders. Fellows receive all-access admission to the Symposium, as well as lodging at the venue and mileage expense reimbursement to and from the event (free of cost). The application opens Monday, March 9 and closes Friday, March 27. Learn more and apply through our website beginning March 9.
  • PRESENT AN EXCHANGE SESSION: CHF is soliciting proposals for interactive, 60- and 90-minute Exchange Sessions at the Symposium. Exchange Sessions engage attendees around cultural practices and capacity building, as well as tangible, solution-focused information and resources. They should provide attendees with actionable or inspiring ideas they can apply to their work in creating a healthier and more equitable Colorado. Presenters (a maximum of three) receive all-access admission to the Symposium, as well as lodging at the venue. The call for proposals opens Monday, March 9 and closes Friday, March 27. Learn more and apply through our website beginning March 9.

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship program application or exchange session proposal process, or if you need assistance, please contact Sean Dollard (sdollard@coloradohealth.org) or Alvina Vasquez (alvina@powermapltd.com).

The Colorado Health Symposium, a two-and-a-half-day conference, will take place July 29-31, 2020 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. General registration for the conference opens in late May.

About the Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by engaging closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building. For more information, please visit www.coloradohealth.org.