On-the-Spot Consultation: Health Equity Across Systems and Sectors: Tales from A Colorado Journey

Presentation Description and Objectives

During this On-the-Spot Session, participants will hear about system change efforts in Colorado focused on building equity into the work of substance misuse prevention at both the state and local levels. Participants will be introduced to a Community and Society-Level Strategies Menu developed with the goal of reducing risk factors and improving protective factors for adolescent substance misuse in Colorado. In addition, presenter Marc Morgan will share examples and lessons learned from working with coalitions to engage multiple sectors in environmental change strategies that build healthier, more equitable communities for everyone. Come with your questions related to this topic, as we will provide ample time for Q&A. 

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify two lessons learned from Colorado's journey in building health equity 
  • Articulate how environmental strategies can be used to build healthier communities for everyone


Date and Time

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. Alaska
12:30 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Pacific
01:30 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. Mountain
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Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).



Marc Morgan, is currently Community Organizing for Prevention - Manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in this role he provides strategic oversight, direction, and execution of substance abuse prevention grants to local communities across Colorado. This includes responsibility for key prevention program implementation support, including fidelity to the Communities That Care model, effective analysis of and implementation support for community-level primary prevention strategies, professional expertise in addressing substance abuse prevention using a risk and protective factor approach, expertise in applying prevention strategies to improve health equity, and integration of program evaluation across funded sites. Prior to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, he served as Director of Programs for Denver Kids Inc., and Managing Director of Program, Service, Operations, and Recruitment for City Year Denver. 
Marc received his B.A. in sociology, B.S. in the administration of justice, and minor in information systems and statistical analysis from Penn State University. He also recently participated as a W.K. Kellogg grant recipient as an Emerging Leader for Service Learning with the National Youth Leadership Council and National Service-Learning Partnership.



Register for the On-the-Spot Consultation: Health Equity Across Systems and Sectors: Tales from A Colorado Journey



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]).

Starts: Jul. 13, 2022 12:30 pm
Ends: Jul. 13, 2022 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
July 13, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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