Hot Issues in Health Returns December 9 to Explore Topics Critical to Colorado's Health Care Future

For Immediate Release

Colorado health leaders will gather to explore the issues critical to Colorado’s health care future on December 9 at the Colorado Health Institute’s Hot Issues in Health conference. The event will bring together policymakers — including Gov. Jared Polis — community health advocates, nonprofit organizations, providers, insurers, and other problem-solvers from all corners of the state to share ideas and advance the issues that will drive health policy in 2023.

Media are invited to attend the sold-out conference at the Hilton Denver Inverness. More than 200 health policy leaders will be in attendance as on-the-ground experts explore some of the hottest issues in health policy. The full conference program will be livestreamed along with exclusive online content and activities.

The program will include:

  • Remarks from Gov. Jared Polis,
  • A panel discussion exploring how communities can mitigate the health effects of climate change,
  • A fireside chat on mental health and social justice, featuring Behavioral Health Commissioner Dr. Morgan Medlock and Dr. Lesley Brooks of SummitStone Health Partners,
  • An interactive activity that will build connections to advance health care systems integration,
  • A preview of the 2023 legislative session with a focus on health issues,
  • And much more.

Visit the conference website for the full program agenda. If you are a member of the news media and wish to attend in person, please contact Communications Director Joe Hanel at

Hot Issues in Health is made possible by the support of generous sponsors who are committed to advancing the health of Coloradans. Many thanks to The Colorado Health Foundation; Colorado Hospital Association; Colorado Access; COPIC; SCL Health, now Intermountain Healthcare; and AARP Colorado.

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