The Colorado Health Symposium Fellowship Program

The call for fellowship applications has closed and we are no longer accepting applications. If you have questions about the status of your proposal, please email us.

2023 Colorado Health Symposium: People-Powered Transformation

Many of the systems in the U.S. that were created to support health and well-being tend to benefit those with the most political and economic power. These systems – built and maintained by individuals with the most privilege – leave health out of reach for those of us who have historically lacked institutional power and disproportionately harm people of color.

Yet there is hope. Change is possible, and it is our duty to make real change happen. We can and must build and use our power – individual and collective – to advance health equity and create systems that work for the many rather than the few.

This year’s Colorado Health Symposium focuses on building up and harnessing people-power to generate positive change and bring health within reach for all Coloradans. 

2023 Colorado Health Symposium Fellowship Program

The Foundation offers a limited number of fellowships to Coloradans, from around the state, who actively work to advance health equity in their communities. The fellowship opportunity includes complimentary attendance to the Colorado Health Symposium in Keystone, along with travel and lodging reimbursement. We ask Fellows for their commitment to actively participate in the event by attending most of the conference sessions while bringing their critical voices to the conversations unfolding with a diverse network of attendees. 

Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Live in Colorado
  • Demonstrate a strong alignment with the Foundation’s cornerstones
  • Commit to share learnings from the conference with their community
  • Provide the Foundation feedback on their fellowship experience 

Preference will be given to applicants who work with community-based organizations, organizations led by and/or centered on people of color and rural-based organizations. The Foundation has a broad and holistic view of health, and we encourage people working outside of the traditional healthcare sector – such as housing, education or advocacy organizations – to apply.

*Volunteer and/or lived experience may be substituted for professional experience.

The fellowship includes:

  • Full-access admission to the three-day Symposium
  • Single-occupancy lodging during the conference
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to and from the Symposium 

Translation Services, Technical Assistance and Questions

If you require language translation or technical assistance to complete or submit your application, or have questions about the fellowship program and your proposal, please email us with your name and preferred language, technical issue or question and a member of our team will contact you within 24 business hours.