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Achieving Equity in Behavioral Health

The 2018 Colorado Health Symposium will be Aug. 1-3 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colo. 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 access to care challenges, Coloradans are facing tough barriers that keep health out of reach.

2018 Fellowship Programs

Again this year, the Foundation is offering several fellowship programs (formerly called scholarship programs) to encourage more individuals from Colorado to attend the Colorado Health Symposium.

To be considered for a Symposium fellowship, applicants must meet specific criteria and submit the online application form by March 14.

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

Apply for a fellowship by March 14.

La solicitud está disponible en español. Si recibe una beca y asiste a la conferencia, la fundación proporcionará un interprete para usted en el simposio.

Recipients will be notified by email by April 18. If you are selected, you will be contacted with information about how to register and secure lodging.

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 – such as environmental, housing, education or advocacy organizations – to apply.

Apply for a general fellowship by March 14.

The goal of the Symposium University fellowship program 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. Fellows must be current students at a Colorado-based college or university.

We work with Colorado colleges and universities each year to select health 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 and how your educational program can get involved, contact Annie Zdrojewski, communications associate at

Apply for a Symposium University fellowship by March 14.

The social media fellowship program is an opportunity for five social media experts from nonprofits or publications working in 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 and event live stream 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 fellows’ 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.

Recipients will be notified by email by April 18. If selected, you will be contacted with additional information on registration and lodging.

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

Apply for a social media fellowship by March 14.