Colorado Health Symposium

Colorado Health Symposium

The 2019 Colorado Health Symposium will be July 24-26 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. The Symposium, a national health conference, offers a unique chance to interact with cross-sector experts and dedicated professionals who are leading the way in addressing health equity.

There is no doubt that Colorado — like many states and communities throughout the U.S. — is in the midst of a housing crisis. Having a place to call home is essential in life and centers us for good health. Across rural, suburban and urban settings, a nearly universal maxim holds true: Home is out of reach, which means health is, too. Racism, the opportunity divide and discriminatory housing policies are keeping Coloradans from the basics in life. This year’s Colorado Health Symposium theme, The Intersection of Housing, Health and Inequity, is designed to elevate bold solutions for putting a roof over the head of every Coloradan—and pave the path toward opportunity for health equity.

2019 Fellowship Program

The Foundation offers several fellowship types 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 are offering Symposium University fellowships, for current students in health or health-related fields, and social media fellowships.

The application for our fellowship program is now closed. Applicants will be notified by email by May 3. Learn more about our fellowship program

2019 Call for Proposals: Exchange Sessions

Symposium Exchanges Sessions are designed to engage attendees and offer them tangible, solution-focused information and resources. Sessions provide attendees with actionable ideas they can apply to their own work in creating a healthier and more equitable Colorado. Proposals must outline clear learning objectives, ensure an interactive format for the presentation and demonstrate a clear connection to the Symposium’s theme.

Sessions should address policies, practices or innovations that create more open, accessible and inclusive communities. Topics might include: capacity building for affordable housing advocates; policy action to bring housing opportunities to all; innovative affordable housing solutions or programs; strategies to address zoning and density; tenant rights; homeless programming and prevention efforts; or housing preservation. In addition, innovative financing, rural Colorado land trust models, built environment and construction innovations, land repurposing and development partnerships, and public awareness are also areas of interest.

The application for Exchange Session proposals is now closed. Applicants will be notified by email by May 3.

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 #19CHS 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 #19CHS 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 livestream (coming soon!)
We will livestream select plenary and keynote sessions from the Symposium July 24-26 on the Colorado Health Foundation’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Join the discussion by commenting and using the hashtag #19CHS. We encourage you to register for the livestream to receive reminders as the event date approaches. Livestream registration link: Coming soon!


For more information, please contact us by email and follow @HealthSymposium and our event hashtag #19CHS on Twitter for more. Sign up for our email updates to receive the latest information about the Symposium.