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The Intersection of Housing, Health and Inequity

The 2019 Colorado Health Symposium will be July 24-26 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado. This year’s theme, The Intersection of HousingHealth 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

For the fourth year, the Foundation is offering several fellowship types to allow more individuals from Colorado to attend the Symposium. Applicants must meet specific criteria to be considered for a fellowship.

The application for our fellowship program is now closed. Applicants will be notified by email by May 3. If you are selected, you will be contacted with information on how to register and secure lodging.

All fellowships include:

  • Waiver of Symposium registration fees and lodging (during the conference only)
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from the Symposium for a person located more than 120 miles from Keystone
  • Full access to the 3-day conference

If you have questions, please contact

Learn more about each type of fellowship:

The Foundation 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 to apply. Considering the 2019 Colorado Health Symposium has an intentional focus on housing, we encourage all interested applicants working in housing or a housing-related field to apply. Symposium general fellowships will also be considered for professionals working in advocacy, education, environmental or other non-traditional health care fields dedicated to improving the health of Coloradans.


The goal of the Symposium University fellowship is to engage with future health leaders and include them in the conversation at the Symposium. These fellowships provide support for undergraduate or graduate-level students who are studying in a health or health-related field, with priority given to students with a passion for housing and homelessness. Fellows must be current students at a Colorado-based college or university.

We work with Colorado colleges and universities each year to select students for Symposium University fellowships. We continue to look for innovative partnerships for promoting Symposium University on social media and on college campuses, and welcome your partnership ideas. For more information about Symposium University, contact Sean Dollard, associate communications officer, at

The social media fellowship is an opportunity for five social media experts from nonprofits or publications working for social change to attend the Symposium.

Specifically, fellows will be asked to:

  • Participate in one pre-event planning and brainstorming conversation hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation
  • Promote the Symposium, speakers, updates and event livestream leading up to and during the conference through the fellow’s organization/publication channels
  • Use social media during the event to share what you are learning
  • Encourage other Symposium attendees to use social media during the conference
  • Write at least one post-Symposium article for publication on the fellow’s organizational blog or other publication

During the Symposium, fellows can choose whether to share their experiences through their professional or personal social media channels. However, fellows are chosen based on the alignment of their organization/publication interests with the content presented at the Symposium. Therefore, the Foundation expects fellows to share what is most relevant to their own professional channels with those audiences.

If you have questions, please contact Austin Montoya, digital communications officer, at