CPHA Health Equity Webinar Series


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Amplify Your Advocacy

Thursday, January 16th, 12:00-1:00pm

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Using Data for Health Equity

Thursday, February 20th, 12:00-1:00pm

Overview: As our understanding of health equity becomes more comprehensive and data are more accessible, our datasets grow and utilizing GIS tools becomes critical to understanding and communicating these issues. The need for multiple datasets from a variety of topic areas (including census, natural and built environment, cultural, and health outcomes) at neighborhood level scale are often required to gain answers. By compiling them within a GIS, we can begin to create analyses that can be used to better understand their communities.

Presenter: Adam Anderson is the Health Data and GIS Supervisor at Tri-County Health Department. He specializes in the understanding and collection of health, demographic, and community data - bringing them together in a way that recognizes the complexity in the distribution and explanation of health outcomes. This involves analyzing those relationships through GIS, statistical modeling, community engagement, and by creating useful data dissemination products through thoughtful graphic design and presentation.


COVID-19 & Health Equity: A Discussion on Community Impact & Systemic Inequities

Thursday, April 23rd, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Overview: The purpose of this webinar is to illuminate how COVID-19 is impacting our community in inequitable ways and to explore what policies, structures, and systems have left so many Americans unprotected. Guests from diverse sectors will share how COVID-19 has impacted their community and work area. Participants will also engage in small group breakouts to reflect on experiences, discuss inequities, and brainstorm ways to prevent future disasters.


  • Robert Franklin leads diversity, equity and inclusion programs and initiatives for Children's Hospital Colorado. The community facing work of both his passion and position led him to volunteer as the Senior Director of CPHA's Health Equity Coalition.
  • Nami Thompson consults in multi-stakeholder, multi-sector dialogue around health equity, public policy, civic engagement, and land management.
  • Brian M. Polovoy has been in the mental health field for 17 years working with a varied population from early childhood intervention through geriatrics.
  • Marissa Silverberg is currently serving as the COVID-19 Lead Community Resource Coordinator at Jefferson County Public Health.


Ageist Stereotypes: How to Build Intergenerational Awareness and Take Action

Monday, May 18th, 12:00-1:00pm MT

Overview: Ageism is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism impacts all generations, intentionally and unintentionally causing harm. In this webinar we will explore how ageism shows up and impacts our collective and individual well-being. Participants will be given the tools needed to build intergenerational awareness and disrupt ageism in their own circles. Finally, policy recommendations and action will be discussed. This webinar will be highly interactive and discussion based.

Presenter: Kris Geerken, MHA is an advocate for the health and wellbeing of older Coloradans. She currently serves on the board of Colorado Senior Lobby where she advocates for legislative changes. She also facilitates conversations on ageism as the campaign manager of “On the same pAGE: Intergenerational Conversations about Ageism,” a series hosted by Changing the Narrative. Formerly, she worked at hospice and developed an advance care planning training program.


COVID-19 Health Equity Response Team Update and Q&A

Wednesday, July 1st, 2:00-2:30pm MT

Overview: Please join us for a 30-minute update and Q&A with Web Brown, Director of the Office of Health Equity at CDPHE. He will share about his current efforts heading the Governor's COVID-19 Health Equity Response Team. For more information, check out their webpage.

Presenter: Web Brown is the Director of the CDPHE Office of Health Equity. The Office of Health Equity uses a health in all policies approach and works with all sectors of government to embed health and equity considerations into their decision-making process. As the director, Web provides guidance on health equity training, practice, and policies within CDPHE and across other Colorado state agencies.

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