Save the Date
Aug. 2-4, 2017
Keystone Resort & Conference Center
The Colorado Health Symposium, a national health conference, is a unique chance to interact with leading experts in health and health care, share ideas and learn about emerging health trends.
Registration for the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium will open May 22.
This Year’s Theme: Let’s Talk About… Inequity
Here’s the big question: Are we satisfied with how inequity shapes our opportunities in life? The impact of poverty, unemployment, immigration, geographic barriers, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse and gun violence on individuals and communities throughout the state is disrupting how we live. Our systems are inequitable. Our processes and laws don’t always account for inequities. And, for anyone trying to live healthier, the bottom line is that health is unequal and entirely dependent on where we are born and how we live. So, let’s talk about inequity.
At the Foundation, we believe health equity is an enduring state where all individuals have the opportunity to be healthy regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic status, zip code or other social conditions. We cannot begin to tackle inequity without first talking about it. This year’s Symposium will focus on having a bold and civil conversation about how and why inequity happens – and the role that our institutions and we, as individuals, can play in disrupting this pattern and rising above it.