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The Health Equity learning Series Comes to Lamar October 19

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On Wednesday, Oct. 19, in partnership with the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), the Colorado Trust is bringing the first Health Equity Learning Series (HELS) presentation to Lamar and Prowers County.

The HELS is designed to increase public knowledge and awareness of health equity. Expert presenters discuss the factors that increase disparities in health care. They encourage communities to work together to find solutions that advance health equity.  

For the Colorado Trust; Health Equity is inherent to its organizational vision: “All Coloradans have fair and equal opportunities to lead healthy, productive lives regardless of race, ethnicity, income or where we live.”  

Kenny Maestas, local outreach coordinator for CCDC, wrote the grant that brought the HELS to Prowers County. “CCDC wanted to work directly with rural communities in Colorado. So, bringing worthwhile learning opportunities [HELS] to communities like Lamar is important,” Maestas said. “The HELS, speakers are expert’s in their fields. They provide invaluable insight and start a dialogue that will increase local awareness about our community’s health.” 

The first facilitated event is on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the Cultural Events Center. It features Deliana Garcia, MA, of the Migrant Clinicians Network in Austin, Texas. Her presentation focuses on migrant workers and homelessness, health outcomes, and more as they relate to health equity in rural communities.

Health care professionals, migrant workers, and concerned community members are invited to join us and learn more. There is no fee to attend and dinner will be served.

To RSVP contact Kenny Maestas at 719.231.2659 or Don Yoxsimer at 719.691.1573.

 

 

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