County one of 27 to get healthcare grant | VailDaily.com

County one of 27 to get healthcare grant

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DENVER — The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $135,000 to 27 organizations statewide to participate in the 2015 Health Equity Learning Series. The funds will allow grantees to host events in their own communities to live-stream health equity presentations simultaneously taking place in Denver.

‘Increase Awareness of Health Equity’

“To achieve health equity, all Coloradans must have a clear understanding of its concept and emerging issues,” said Ned Calonge, MD, MPH, president and CEO of The Colorado Trust. “Funding organizations to host these events will increase awareness of health equity across the state and allows Coloradans outside the metro area to engage with topic experts from across the country.”

Eagle County government was among the grant recipients. The Garfield County Public Health Department also received a grant, as did the University of Denver, Western Colorado Masters of Social Work Program in Glenwood Springs.

This funding marks the third year of the Health Equity Learning Series. The Colorado Trust is a health foundation dedicated to achieving health equity. For more information, visit http://www.coloradotrust.org.