Colorado Health Symposium

Colorado Health Symposium

The 2018 Colorado Health Symposium will be 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.

Registration for the 2018 Colorado Health Symposium will open mid-May.

Call for Proposals

The Foundation solicited proposals for the afternoon exchange sessions during the Symposium. Sessions will 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 will include clear learning objectives, be relevant for attendees and offer a clear connection to the Symposium’s theme of Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health.


2018 Fellowship Programs

The Foundation offered several fellowship programs for individuals from Colorado to attend the Symposium. Applicants will meet specific criteria to be considered for a fellowship. The general fellowship provides support for Colorado professionals from rural-based, minority-led and/or community-based organizations to join us in Keystone. We encouraged 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 offered social media fellowships and Symposium University fellowships, for current students in health or health-related fields.


Join the Conversation Online

Join the conversation on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @HealthSymposium for live tweets and photos. You can tag your own Symposium-related tweets with the hashtag #18CHS to share your key takeaways.

View and share Symposium photos and videos on Instagram
Check out our @COHealthFDN Instagram feed to view photos and videos from the event. Also, search the hashtag #18CHS to see what’s happening.

Connect with us on Facebook 
Stay updated on Symposium and Foundation happenings throughout the year by "liking" our official Facebook page.

Watch the live stream
We will live stream select plenary and keynote sessions from the Symposium Aug. 1-3 on the Colorado Health Foundation’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Join the discussion by commenting and using the hashtag #18CHS.

We encourage you to register for the live stream (coming soon!) to receive reminders as the Symposium date approaches. Share the live stream link with your friends and colleagues so that they can follow along remotely as well.



For more information, please contact us by email and follow @HealthSymposium and our event hashtag #18CHS on Twitter for more. Sign up for our email updates to receive the latest information about the Symposium.