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Reporting on the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium, Michael Booth, health care and policy writer and guest blogger for the Colorado Health Foundation, summarizes insights and synthesizes the conversation about one of the most complex social issues of our time - inequity.

The 2017 Colorado Health Symposium put questions of inequity on the table. The speakers and attendees explored the complex issue and everyone was sent home with a charge to find - and take a seat at - the tables where change happens.

The reality is that many people struggle to envision the word equity, and initiating open and honest conversations about inequity can be difficult. The third day of the Symposium brought dimension and understanding to the theme by

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Reporting live from the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium, Michael Booth, health care and policy writer and guest blogger for the Colorado Health Foundation, will summarize daily insights and synthesize the conversation about one of the most complex social issues of our time – inequity.

The second day of the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium dug into questions of how personal values shape our outlook on health inequity and how unexamined bias can delay progress toward shared goals.

Today, the Symposium speakers put bias directly on the table, and brought the conversation from the institutional to the personal level. Colorado Health Foundation Chair of the Board Jerome Davis launched the second day by sharing the story of his children, Jasmine and

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Reporting live from the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium, Michael Booth, health care and policy writer and guest blogger for the Colorado Health Foundation, will summarize daily insights and synthesize the conversation about one of the most complex social issues of our time – inequity.   

The 2017 Colorado Health Symposium began with a key mantra of getting inequity on the table and addressing what it takes for civil, bold discourse. And of course, how it affects health.

Colorado Health Foundation President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller welcomed the crowd to the three-day annual conference with an emphasis on how the Foundation is changing the way they tackle issues – starting with their vision as an organization. Rather than adopt a

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Once a year, we are incredibly fortunate to host nearly 600 individuals invested in the health of Coloradans at our Colorado Health Symposium. The topics we focus on reflect the landscape of health and the priorities we have as an organization. It’s our signature event, and a wonderful moment in time during the year to engage with others and express how we’re evolving as an organization.

Last year, we made some important changes to the event approach. For example, we:

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