The Colorado Health Symposium brings together leading experts, community advocates, grassroots leaders, innovators and others to address issues most pressing to Coloradans and explore how pursuing racial justice is essential to achieving health equity.
Racial injustice is the leading driver of health inequity, and most significantly affects people of color living on low incomes. We shouldn’t be surprised that communities of color endure the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. Systemic racism got us here.
The widening gaps in wealth and health inequities that we see clearly now are not new, but intensified. The pandemic’s devastating impact, coupled with renewed activism, calls us to boldly address the imbalances of power and privilege that have plagued those with less of it from our country’s inception.
The 2021 Symposium will explore the intersection of systemic racism and the pandemic, and focus on emerging pathways toward a more equitable and healthy future for Colorado communities.
This year, we are taking a hybrid approach and will host five in-person events throughout the state, as well as offering a virtual option.
More details and information on how to register will be available in June.