Toward Health Equity in Colorado: Leveraging HEA Adaptive Capacity to Respond to Shifts
This report aims to tell the story of how Health Equity Advocacy (HEA) Cohort organizations utilized their adaptive capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-changing changing social and political environment. It provides a high-level summary of HEA Cohort organizations’ efforts toward advancing health equity in Colorado and the adaptive capacity gains from HEA that they brought to bear as they navigated the pandemic and shifts to the social and political environment. The first chapter details challenges and successes HEA Cohort organizations faced while continuing their health equity advocacy work amidst an ever-changing context. The second chapter lifts lessons on field building, particularly the impact of the HEA strategy on health equity advocacy participation and learning on partner-oriented grantmaking strategies that supported field-building efforts. The report concludes with final reflections on the HEA strategy and health equity advocacy field building in Colorado.