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 EVENTS

You are invited to attend “Sexism, Colonialism and Health Equity,” our third Health Equity Learning Series presentation of 2018-19, featuring Taté Walker (they/them). The event will take place the evening of Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 at History Colorado Center in Denver.

When it comes to experiencing violence, Indigenous womxn* face extreme marginalization at the crossroads of several identities and social structures. The combination of identities and oppressions related to sex, gender and race, among other identity/social aspects, are deeply tied to and intensified by the history and ongoing impact of settler colonialism. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the health inequities experienced by Indigenous womxn due to sexism and colonization, as well as strategies to demand and achieve justice for Indigenous womxn and their communities.

Click here to register and learn more about the event and our speaker. The event is free to attend and dinner will be provided. Registration closes on Jan. 2, 2019 (or when the event reaches capacity).

(* "Womxn" is an intentionally-used alternative spelling that rejects patriarchy in language by removing "men" as the root of "women" and that proactively includes transgender womxn, female-assigned genderqueer/gender non-conforming people, as well as cisgender womxn.)

2018-19 GRANTEES AND PRESENTATION VIEWINGS

All Health Equity Learning Series presentations are recorded by our partners at Open Media Foundation. Each of the 2018-19 Health Equity Learning Series grantees hosts 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 gwyn [at] coloradotrust.org (subject: Health%20Equity%20Learning%20Series) (contact us).

2018-19 EVENT RECORDINGS

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

  • Sick of Being Poor: The Deadly Impacts of Poverty
    Niki Okuk founded RCO Tires in 2012. The Compton, California-based company has recycled more than 300 million pounds of rubber, diverting 70 million gallons of oil from landfills, and provides stable jobs for Black and Latino residents who struggle to find employment because of past criminal convictions or legal status. Okuk’s talk explored the way systemic class oppression operates to make and keep people poor, and the toll this can take.
  • Race in Today's Medicine: Science, History and Myth
    Harriet A. Washington is a science writer, editor and ethicist. Ms. Washington discussed health inequities from the lens of structural racism, including an examination of medical experimentation on people of color, gene patenting and other topics. Recordings with English subtitles provided.

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

GRANT AMOUNT: $3,448,592