Every September, we hold our annual luncheon, which is an opportunity to learn about important health and health care issues and connect with leaders from around the state. Each year we feature a national expert, honor community champions, and provide an opportunity to make a donation, if you’d like to support our work.

Keynote Speaker

Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, the Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a non-profit committed to eradicating Native stereotyping. She has given a TED talk, a keynote at Harvard, received an “Awesome Women Award” from Melinda Gates, and was named an “Icon” on the cover of Outside Magazine’s 40th Anniversary edition. Tara has contributed to the Guardian, Huffington Post, Indian Country Today and been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Democracy Now, and BBC.


Every year we give out four awards to leaders who are champions for health and health equity in Colorado. If you know someone worthy of recognition, nominate them today!

Major Sponsors

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Sponsors help us make the luncheon possible and support our programs and projects. We have several sponsorship levels (PDF) that include a variety of marketing and registration benefits.

Questions? Contact our Development Manager, Carrie Wilson.

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