Health Equity<br>Learning Series
2013 to 2022

The Health Equity Learning Series is an annual speaker series in which The Colorado Trust invites national experts to Denver to give presentations on how barriers impact health. We also provide grants to organizations across the state to host viewings of recordings of these presentations, along with professionally facilitated discussions. For more information on the Health Equity Learning Series, please gwyn [at] coloradotrust.org (subject: Health%20Equity%20Learning%20Series) (contact us).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the date for an online talk with Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the bestselling books The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. This online event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. MST. Sign up to be notified via email when registration opens for this event. For more information, please questions [at] coloradotrust.org (contact us).

2020 EVENT RECORDINGS

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  • Embracing Hopelessness
    Miguel De La Torre, PhD, professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, presented on the concept of hope as a uniquely Eurocentric phenomenon, and how and why he believes that hopelessness, as a state of mind, can actually fuel social-justice work.

2018-19 EVENT RECORDINGS

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2016-17 EVENT RECORDINGS

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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 [at] coloradotrust.org (Nancy Baughman Csuti), vice president of Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, The Colorado Trust, 303-837-1200.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,172,001