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Nominate a Community Health Leader for the Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award Today!

Posted: April 18, 2017

Do you know someone in the Colorado health community who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the areas of rural, migrant or community health? Nominate them today for the new Dr. Virgilio Licona Community Health Leadership Award.

A nationally recognized advocate for social justice and the health of vulnerable populations, Dr. Licona contributed to the health of Coloradans as a physician and expert in rural health care delivery and migrant health. Dr. Licona's role as a leader in communities brought a critical voice to some of the most important conversations and decisions related to how all Coloradans can live the healthiest lives possible.

This award recognizes Coloradans who are working to implement effective solutions to community health barriers within the state. Strong nominees will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Builds bridges among people with differing backgrounds or viewpoints 
  • Achieves positive change in their community
  • Contributes to better public policies and practices in the field
  • Represents a community-based organization from any field (education, health, public safety, housing, economic development or the environment) that shows evidence of improving health outcomes in their community
  • Creates a positive impact on the delivery of rural health and migrant health and/or overall health of minority communities

*** Each individual is allowed one nomination. Access additional nomination criteria here.

The award will be presented to the recipient at the 2017 Colorado Health Symposium on Thursday, Aug. 3. Please submit your nomination by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28. 

Nominate today! 

Questions? Contact Keri Jones, Colorado Health Foundation communications associate, at 303-953-3695.


Understand Your (Clients) Civil Rights: HIV/AIDS and Health, Housing, Education and Employment

An open forum to create dialogue, foster mutually beneficial understanding,

leading to better outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). 

Audience:  PLWHA or advocates working with PLWHA.


* What rights are protected under federal civil rights laws?

* What is involved in filing a discrimination complaint?

* Learn about resolved cases with positive outcomes.


Tuesday, May 2nd


Mile High United Way

711 Park Ave W, Denver

Contact Lisa Cohen: [email protected], 303-844-7853


Register here!


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Legislative Update from Frontline Public Affairs: 3.5 Weeks to Go in the 2017 Legislative Session

BUDGET STALEMATE: Two media articles are now reporting what we have known for the last week: The legislature is stuck in a budget stalemate with Senate Republicans asking the House Democrats to move budget bills forward and the House Democrats waiting for the Senate to act on SB267. 

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Long Bill Update From Frontline Public Affairs

Posted: April 12, 2017

Your Frontline Public Affairs team worked hard on the Long Bill over the last two weeks as it moved through the House and the Senate, including a few late nights. We monitor all amendments and discussions that impact our clients’ interests. This year, we were proud to lead an effort to add $8 million in Marijuana Tax Cash Fund (MTCF) for community-based substance use disorder (SUD) services based on the SB16-202 Community Action Plans that prioritized high need services.

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