The 2018 Colorado Health Symposium, hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation, will be held Aug. 1-3 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colo. The Symposium, a national health conference, is a unique chance to interact with cross-sector experts and dedicated professionals who are leading the way in addressing health equity. This year’s theme, Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health, focuses on the complex ecosystem of behavioral health and the role that inequity plays, from prevention to recovery. From a worsening opioid epidemic to pervasive issues with access to care, Coloradans are facing tough barriers that keep health out of reach.
Now open for applications, the Foundation offers several fellowship programs for individuals from Colorado to attend the Symposium. Applicants must meet specific criteria to be considered for a fellowship. The general fellowship will provide support for Colorado professionals from rural-based, minority-led and/or community-based organizations to join us in Keystone. We encourage people who are bringing health in reach for Coloradans, but who may work in other areas outside of traditional health care industries – such as environmental, housing, education or advocacy organizations – to apply. We also offer social media fellowships and Symposium University fellowships, for current students in health or health-related fields. Learn more about our fellowship programs and apply by March 14.
New this year, the Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for the afternoon exchange sessions during the Symposium. Sessions should address how systems, polices, innovations and advocacy can drive what attendees need in order to help Coloradans address mental health disorders, suicide, substance abuse, trauma and culturally competent care. Submitted proposals must include clear learning objectives, be relevant for attendees and offer a clear connection to the Symposium’s theme of Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health. Learn more about our exchange sessions and submit a proposal by March 14.
Registration for the 2018 Colorado Health Symposium will open mid-May.