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April 8-9, 2021
Colorado Public Health Association
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Thursday, April 8 • 11:30am - 12:50pm
Opening Remarks/Keynote with Johnnie "Chip" Allen and the Colorado Health Foundation

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Opening Remarks/Keynote

A Culture of Health Equity: Are We Ready? What Does the Data Tell Us?
Speaker: Johnnie "Chip" Allen

Achieving a culture of health equity requires the strategic use of data. However, public health data is not always used to its full potential. This presentation will outline how available data can be used to equitably respond to public health challenges like chronic disease inequities,COVID-19 and the political determinants of health.

Taking the Pulse of Coloradans: Insights from a Poll of 2.275 Respondents presented by the Colorado Health Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation Poll is an unvarnished look at the worries, priorities and experiences of Coloradans. Launched in September 2020, Pulse interviewed 2,275 Coloradans to understand their thoughts and opinions on health care, affordable housing, mental health, racial injustice, COVID-19, and much more. At this session, we'll talk together about the results of the inaugural Pulse poll, consider how public opinion data can be useful to the field of public health, and discuss how to strengthen the survey in coming years.    Through Pulse, we know more about what’s keeping people up at night, what’s dominating their dinner table conversations, or what they think needs to happen to make the state a better place. More than 1 in 5 Coloradans are worried they might lose their home because they can't pay. A majority of Coloradans report increased mental health strain, such as anxiety, loneliness or stress, as a result of COVID-19. Over 40% of Black Coloradans have felt afraid of the police in the last year. These are just a few of the results that have gotten policymakers, journalists and civically engaged Coloradans talking.    Pulse was conducted by a bipartisan pollster team. Using an address-based sample, respondents were contacted through email, text, mail and phone on both cell phones and landlines. The large sample size of Pulse allows for significant analysis of sub-groups such as Black Coloradans, Hispanic respondents, households with low incomes, and more. The full dataset is publicly available for download as part of our commitment to transparency, and an interactive Tableau dashboard makes the results accessible for anyone. Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll is an annual survey and will be conducted again in 2021. Session participants will have the opportunity to weigh in on what topics they'd like to see explored in the 2021 poll.

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Johnnie "Chip" Allen

Bio - Mr. Allen is a public health expert with over 13 years of experience in addressing health equity issues at the local, state, and national levels. He works in partnership with local communities, governmental agencies, and academic institutions to develop strategies, policies... Read More →

Kyle Rojas Legleiter

The Colorado Health Foundation
Kyle’s work in policy always starts with people. His first experiences in public health were as an undergraduate, where he volunteered with a group of campus student health educators who provided rape crisis counseling and sexual assault prevention education. Since then, he has... Read More →
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Austin Montoya

Communications Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
Advocacy runs in Austin’s veins. It started in college, where he was the President of Students United for Reproductive Justice, a student leadership organization created by Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Through that experience, Austin realized his passion for health... Read More →
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Jace Woodrum

Senior Officer, Public Opinion Insights, The Colorado Health Foundation
Jace is an advocate for social justice with a focus on public opinion, messaging, and communications strategy. He currently works at The Colorado Health Foundation, where he advances health equity policy through Pulse: The Colorado Health Foundation Poll and other research projects.Previously... Read More →

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Colorado School of Public Health

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Thursday April 8, 2021 11:30am - 12:50pm MDT