The Colorado Trust has come to realize there is an untapped potential in Colorado communities to address the most difficult health equity issues. This is why we created Community Leaders in Health Equity (CLHE), an intensive, 18-month education and leadership training program and curriculum.
CLHE includes multi-day convenings, workshops, ongoing project work and more—all with a goal of training participants to gain the self-efficacy needed to become leaders within their communities, and ultimately take action to promote health equity. The program and curriculum are overseen by Transformative Alliances, a Denver-based anti-oppression consulting firm.
This marks the second iteration of the CLHE program; for participants from the first CLHE iteration, there is a continuing track underway thru 2021. Click here to read and learn more about the 2018-19 CLHE program and participants.
We are pleased to invite applications to be a CLHE grantee organization for 2020-21.
The Trust will select seven CLHE grantee organizations from around the state—one per Community Partnerships region (see regions map below)—via an open application process. Each grantee organization will identify approximately 12-14 participants from their region, and provide support to them over time. This support includes (but is not limited to) providing meeting space for participant assignments between workshops; providing food and child care at events as needed; and securing high-quality language interpretation for community events and gatherings.
Detailed information regarding the requirements and how to apply is available in the request for applications (RFA). The Trust hosted a pre-application webinar on Jan. 21 for interested parties to learn more and ask questions. Click here to watch and listen to a recording of the informational webinar. (The chat box from the recording includes the questions participants asked during the Q&A session; the answers are in the recording following the last slide.) Please gwyn [at] coloradotrust.org (contact Gwyn Barley) of The Trust with any questions about the webinar discussion or the CLHE strategy.
All applications must be submitted through The Trust’s online grantee portal. The deadline to apply is Feb. 21, 2020. Please michele [at] coloradotrust.org (contact Michele Chader) of The Trust with any questions about the online application process.
GRANT AMOUNT: $1,922,360