Invitation to Apply and Participate: 18-Month Health Equity Curriculum

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We invite interested organizations and community groups to apply for the Community Leaders in Health Equity (CLHE) program!  It’s an 18-month intensive, coordinated equity and health equity curriculum that is devised & conducted by Transformative Alliances LLC and funded & organized by The Colorado Trust (a health equity foundation).  The program spans the state of Colorado, focusing on the connection between anti-oppression principles and health (in)equity with a particular concentration on racism, classism, sexism, nationalism, and language oppression.  We think it’s a phenomenal opportunity!  Be sure to apply before or by Friday, February 21, 2020.  More information about CLHE can be found here.

This is the second round of CLHE.  Ultimately, The Colorado Trust will choose seven (7) organizations from across the state, each of whom will be responsible for recruiting and supporting 12-14 participants to join (in addition to 2 organizational representatives).  This 18-month program includes multi-day convenings, workshops, ongoing project work, and more.  The goal is to use the lens of health equity to support the growth of a group of individuals with strong ties in the community and an existing interest in equity to gain a deeper, more meaningful analysis of power, privilege, and oppression as it relates to their communities and themselves.  Additionally, it is intended to give the group of leaders a set of tools to be able to better apply and act upon this knowledge to support and implement health equity changes in their communities.

Applicants do not need to have their group of 12-14 participants identified in order to apply. Grantees will receive specific instruction, guidance, and support in recruiting their group – which should reflect a prioritization of people of color, immigrants/refugees/asylees, people who are living in poverty or have low incomes, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/queer people, people who are transgender or gender non-conforming, and people with disabilities.  

Applicants may be a single organization or a collaborative group of organizations from the same region of Colorado. Collaborative groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. 

If you are interested in applying for the grant, there will be a webinar on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. MST.  If you are unable to attend the live webinar, a recording will be made available for later viewing. The Request for Applications (RFA) and all of the subsequent details can be found here.  Again, be sure to apply before or by Friday, February 21, 2020.  We hope you will consider joining us!