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In honor of National Minority Health Month, the Center for Public Health Practice Colorado School of Public Health will host the Minority Health Summit: Time for Action! Accelerating Health Equity in Colorado on April 29, 2016 at the Colorado State University.  This action-oriented, full-day event will highlight health issues of concern for people of color and will feature keynote speaker Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow and Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School; topical panels, skill-building sessions, and networking between students and professionals.

The Summit is free, and lunch will be provided.  Space is limited, so please register today!

~~Minority Health Summit Agenda             

Keynote Address: "Lessons From Flint: The Long Term Impact on Population Health of Systemic   Unconscious Racism."

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD
2015-2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Professor of Law
University of Colorado Law Scool

State-level perspective on health trends and causes
Moderator:  Irene Vernon, PhD, Ethnic Studies Department, Colorado State University

  • Evelinn Borrayo, PhD,  Director, Latino Research and Policy Center, ColoradoSPH
  • Carol Kaufman, PhD, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Colorado SPH
  • Terri Richardson,  MD, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Black Health Collaborative
  • Christine Wanifuchi, Asian Pacific Development Center

Community efforts to promote health and wellness
Moderator: Ernest Chavez, PhD, Colorado State University

  • Edgar Dominguez, Vida Sana
  • Crystal Loud Hawk-Hedgepeth, M.Ed., America Indian College Fund
  • Steve Okiyama, Colorado State University Health Network
  • Shawn Taylor, Healthy Babies Strong Families Program- Families Forward Resource Center
  • Michelle Sarche, PhD, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Inc.-

Networking Lunch


  • Sarah Hernandez, MPH, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Nicole Tuitt, MPH, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Advocates Plenary

Moderator: Arlene Nededog, M.Ed, Dean’s Office of Inclusion, Colorado State University

  • Will Dickerson, Together Colorado
  • Linda Meric, 9to5 Colorado
  • Cynthia Negron, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
  • Dr. Patricia Vigil, CSU University Partnerships and Student Services,

Call to Action