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2022 Fundamentals of Social Determinants of Health in Hospitals: Improving Health Equity Across Colorado


Health care disparities have been illuminated and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making clear the need for hospitals to take collective action to directly affect social determinants of health (SDoH) and improve health equity in Colorado. This new learning series will convene hospitals from around the state and create a safe space for learning and dialogue. Sessions will provide insight on contributors to SDoH and lay the foundation for future work aimed at addressing health disparities. Participants will gain an understanding of the opportunity to improve health equity in Colorado hospitals and action-oriented tools to immediately make a difference in their organizations.

This 11-session series includes a mix of keynote presentations from industry experts, panel discussions from hospital and health equity leaders, and breakout sessions to support building an equity-focused network in Colorado. While each session is designed as a unique learning opportunity, participation in the full series is encouraged. All sessions will be recorded and made available to series registrants.

Who Should Attend

Health system leaders, hospital executives and board members, all clinical staff, quality professionals, case managers, social workers, care coordinators, data analysts, and coders.

Sessions Dates and Titles
  • Session 1: Introduction to Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health for Hospitals
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 28
  • Session 2: “Nothing About Us Without Us” – Listening to the Voices of Richly Diverse Coloradans
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Session 3: Reduction of Racial and Ethnic Disparities: Best Practices for Participating in HQIP
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25
  • Session 4: The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REAL) Data in Advancing Health Equity
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8
  • Session 5: Measuring the Impact of Social Care Interventions
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Session 6: Screening of Toxic: A Black Woman’s Story and Improving Equity for Colorado Birthing People
  • Noon – 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13
  • Session 7: Creating Infrastructure for SDOH Information Exchange
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27
  • Session 8: Using Hospital-Provided Data to Empower Population-Level Analytics for Social Change
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10
  • Session 9: Learning from Experience: How Colorado Hospitals are Working to Achieve Health Equity
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17
  • Session 10: SDOH from a Payer Perspective
  • Noon – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1
  • Session 11: Putting It All Together Across Colorado Hospitals
  • Noon - 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8
Click Below to Register

The registration fee for this 11-session series is $195 per person for CHA hospital and health system members and $395 per person for non-members. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, July 26.


If you have any questions regarding registration, contact Peggy McCreary, CHA senior education and events coordinator, at If you are interested in sponsoring this series, contact Valerie Siebert-Thomas, CHA education manager, at

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