2018-19 Health Equity Learning Series Grantee Locations

Grantees host viewings and discussions for each presentation. Click on a pin drop on the map above to find contact info for the grantee closest to you.

Health Policy & Advocacy
2013 to 2019

An educational program of The Colorado Trust, the Health Equity Learning Series aims to increase knowledge and awareness of health equity through presentations from experts discussing factors that increase disparities and solutions that advance health equity.

2018-19 GRANTEES AND PRESENTATION VIEWINGS

The Trust is pleased to announce the selection of 20 Health Equity Learning Series grantees taking part in the 2018-19 edition of the program. Each Health Equity Learning Series presentation in the Denver area will be recorded, and each of these grantees will then host free, local viewings of the recorded presentations for their communities that include professionally facilitated discussions. Interested in attending a local viewing? Use the map at the top of this page to find the grantee closest to you; please contact them directly for dates and times of upcoming presentation viewings and discussions.

Six of the grantees (noted with an asterix in the grantee list on this page) were selected to take part in our new Community Leaders in Health Equity track. In addition to hosting the viewing events, staff from these organizations are taking part in an intensive 18-month curriculum focused on health equity education and issue awareness. For more information on the Health Equity Learning Series or this new track, please contact us.

2018-19 EVENTS

Registration is now closed for the first Health Equity Learning Series presentation of 2018-19 on Tuesday, May 22, featuring Harriet A. Washington. She is a science writer, editor and ethicist who has been a research fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School, visiting fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a visiting scholar at DePaul University College of Law and a senior research scholar at the National Center for Bioethics at Tuskegee University. She has also held fellowships at Stanford University, holds a degree in English from the University of Rochester, a M.A. in journalism from Columbia University and in 2016 was elected a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She teaches a bioethics course at Columbia University. Ms. Washington will discuss health inequities from the lens of structural racism, including an examination of medical experimentation on people of color, gene patenting and other topics.

Harriet A. Washington has written several books, including Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We "Catch" Mental Illness (while the 2015-16 Miriam Shearing Fellow at the University of Nevada's Black Mountain Institute), and Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Oakland Award and the American Library Association Black Caucus Nonfiction Award. She has written for popular and science publications and has also been published in refereed books and journals such as Nature, JAMA and The American Journal of Public Health.

Please check back here in June for a full recording of this presentation, accompanying materials and more. Feel free to contact us for more information about this event.

2016-17 EVENT RECORDINGS

Click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, written recaps, accompanying materials and more:

2015 EVENT RECORDINGS

Download the 2015 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

2014 EVENT RECORDINGS

Download the 2014 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

2013 EVENT RECORDINGS

Download the 2013 Health Equity Learning Series highlights report, or click on the individual event page below for full event recordings, accompanying materials and more:

Evaluation
To better understand the impact of the Health Equity Learning Series on the participants and to glean lessons learned for future efforts, an evaluation is being conducted by Melanie Tran, from University of Colorado Denver. All participants at both in-person events and at viewing parties across the state are surveyed and asked to self-report their knowledge of the health equity topics before and after the speech. Willingness to take action and types of action are also assessed. Grantees hosting viewing parties provide qualitative data, both written and via in-depth interviews, to better understand what is needed to achieve health equity in Colorado. Evaluation contact: Nancy Baughman Csuti, DrPH, director of Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, The Colorado Trust, 303-837-1200.

GRANT AMOUNT: $3,448,592