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The Colorado Trust Grants $135,000 to 27 Organizations for 2015 Health Equity Learning Series


Media contact: Julian Kesner, 303-539-3147, [email protected]

DENVER, COLO.—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $135,000 to 27 organizations statewide to participate in the 2015 Health Equity Learning Series. The funds will allow grantees to host events in their own communities to live-stream health equity presentations simultaneously taking place in Denver.

“To achieve health equity, all Coloradans must have a clear understanding of its concept and emerging issues,” said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, president and CEO of The Colorado Trust. “Funding organizations to host these events will increase awareness of health equity across the state and allows Coloradans outside the metro area to engage with topic experts from across the country.”

The 27 grantee organizations include:

  • Center for Immigrants and Immigration Services (Aurora)
  • Centennial Area Health Education Center (Greeley)
  • Chaffee County Public Health (Salida)
  • The Civic Canopy (Denver)
  • Colorado Black Women for Political Action (Denver)
  • Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (Gunnison)
  • Eagle County Government (Eagle)
  • Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (Thornton)
  • Garfield County Public Health (Glenwood Springs)
  • Hispanic Affairs Project (Montrose)
  • I Believe God Ministries (Denver)
  • Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department (Trinidad)
  • Marillac Clinic (Grand Junction)
  • Native Inc. (Denver)
  • Prowers Medical Center (Lamar)
  • Rural Communities Resource Center (Yuma)
  • San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center (Alamosa)
  • Somali American Community Center of Colorado (Denver)
  • South Metro Health Alliance (Englewood)
  • Southeast Mental Health Services (Lamar)
  • Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center (Pueblo)
  • Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (Durango)
  • The Prodigal Son Initiative (Denver)
  • Tri-County Health Network (Telluride)
  • University of Denver, Western Colorado Masters of Social Work Program (Glenwood Springs)
  • Vida Sana (Fort CollinsLoveland)
  • YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs)

This funding marks the third year of the Health Equity Learning Series. The first event will be Thursday, Feb. 5 at History Colorado Center in Denver. Doran Schrantz, executive director of ISAIAH—a faith-based organization in Minesota working towards racial and economic equity—will discuss how to engage communities to develop solutions to health equity issues, and how other organizations and individuals can become part of such a movement. Learn more and register to live-stream the event.

About The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. The Trust believes all Coloradans should have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income or where we live. The Trust focuses on policies and information related to advancing health equity, as well as projects that address health equity in partnership with communities throughout Colorado. For more information, visit

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Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.