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Symposium Unplugged: Sparking Ideas for Healthy Homes in Rural Colorado

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Symposium Unplugged

A complement to the annual Colorado Health Symposium, Symposium Unplugged engages participants in a single, health-focused conversation in a smaller, more intimate setting. The purpose of this ongoing series is to dig deeper into one of the many topics discussed at the Symposium.

Symposium Unplugged: Sparking Ideas for Healthy Homes in Rural Colorado

A safe, stable and affordable home is key to good health. Yet, the affordable housing crisis disrupts the lives of thousands in our state and millions more across the country every day. Without a safe, stable and affordable home, cost-burdened Coloradans must make difficult trade-offs to keep food on the table, cover necessary medical expenses or stay current on their rent or mortgage. Coloradans living in rural communities are hit particularly hard by housing barriers unique to the places they call ‘home.’

Hear from leaders, local experts and people who’ve experienced housing insecurity at our upcoming Symposium Unplugged: Sparking Ideas for Healthy Homes in Rural Colorado on Thursday, Nov. 7. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about innovations underway in Chaffee County and across the region and explore what’s needed to ensure safe, stable and affordable homes can become a reality for all. The event is designed to foster shared learning, networking and collaboration among attendees. Participants are asked to come prepared to share resources, engage in conversation with fellow attendees and make meaningful connections.

Who should attend?

Individuals working in the housing sector at the state or local level, with an emphasis on rural; developers with a portfolio of rural housing projects or an interest in rural housing development; housing service providers or human services professionals with an interest in housing; local elected officials; behavioral health and public health professionals curious to learn about their work’s relationship with housing; regional planning, development and/or economic development professionals; and Federally Qualified Health Center representatives.

Location: SteamPlant Event Center Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave., Salida, Colorado 81201
Date: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)

Space is limited and registration is required. Register for this free event by Sunday, November 3rd Questions? Contact us.


November 7, 2019
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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220 W. Sackett Ave
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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