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PROGRAM A Conversation about How to Improve Life for Latino Older Adults and Their Caregivers, Featuring Colorado Latino Age Wave, an Initiative of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Colorado Latino Age Wave is a flagship project of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado. The mission of Colorado Latino Age Wave is to invest in and advocate for innovative services and programs that support the well-being of Denver’s Latino older adult population and their family caregivers. This initiative was originally developed with Hispanics in Philanthropy in response to national research that projected a “wave” of Latinos entering la tercera edad (third stage of life), and identified a unique set of needs for this growing population. In 2011, Colorado was the first site in the country to launch a Latino Age Wave initiative. The project is supported by Colorado Health Foundation, Community First Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy, and the Rose Community Foundation. Read more on page 5...


An Overview of Our Foundation In 2007, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) was launched by Rose Community Foundation in partnership with Hispanics in Philanthropy, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Colorado, Western Union Foundation and individual Latino leaders, to be a resource in the community and a catalyst for positive change. Though Latino communities are traditionally generous, Latinos have been underestimated as philanthropic contributors. Throughout the years the LCFC has increased the visibility of Latino philanthropy in Colorado by creating a pool of donors who contribute funds to help nonprofits build their capacity to deliver high quality services to the Latino community. By bringing people and partnerships together, the LCFC has promoted the power of collective giving and has granted $1.2 million to more than 70 Latino-serving nonprofits in Colorado over the past seven years. With improved capacity and increased leadership support, the LCFC grantees can continue to strengthen Colorado’s Latino communities through quality education, access to health care, increased economic opportunity, greater community participation, celebration of Latino arts and culture and much more.

Moving Forward Seven years later, the LCFC has expanded its work to play a greater role in the community. It revised its mission - to influence and engage Latinos and others to be leaders and philanthropic investors to foster strong and vibrant Latino communities in Colorado. Three strategic directions were created to guide its work: Thought Leader − Harness the community’s human capital to educate, share and disseminate knowledge to influence policy and decision-making on critical issues in the Latino community. Community Impact − Invest human and financial resources with local, statewide and national partners who are committed to supporting innovative and relevant programs that help people reach their full potential. Philanthropy − Build a philanthropic community that is invested and engaged in the betterment of the Latino community. 2

Program 8:30 a.m.


Location: Congdon Boardroom & Sharp Auditorium Lobby


Location: Sharp Auditorium

Welcome Ron E. Montoya, LCFC Board Chair Andrea Kalivas Fulton, Deputy Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Denver Art Museum

The LCFC Moving Forward Carlos Martinez, Executive Director 10:15 a.m. Health Care Professionals and an Increasingly Diverse Older Population: What’s Needed to Align the Practice of Care William A. Vega, PhD, Provost Professor and Executive Director, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California

10:45 a.m. BREAK 11:00 a.m. Expert Panel: Responding to Colorado’s Latino Elders Moderator: Irene Aguilar, M.D., Colorado State Senator Arthur “Art” Gonzalez , Dr. P.H., FACHE, CEO, Denver Health Marguerite Salazar, Colorado Insurance Commissioner Larry Wolk, M.D., MSPH, Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

LUNCHEON Location: Ponti Hall, North Hall 12:00 p.m. Welcome Donald J. Mares, President and CEO, Mental Health America of Colorado

Gloria Schoch, Community Commerce & Partnerships Manager at MillerCoors

12:15 p.m. The Uniqueness of Latino Aging in America Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th Surgeon

General of the United States, Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona

12:50 p.m. SOL Award Presentation Carlos Martinez and Patricia Barela Rivera, Presenters Honoree, Irene M. Ibarra, J.D., M.P.A., M.S.W., President and CEO, The Colorado Trust (Retired), Founding Member of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

1:10 p.m.



BREAKOUT SESSIONS Lower Level, North Hall 1:30 p.m.

A. Family Caregiving in Latino Communities

Location: Lecture Room

B. Access to Services – Stories from Service Providers Location: Classroom

C. People, Practice and Policy Location: Art Studio

3:00 p.m.



Welcome Ruth Sanchez, Latino Outreach Coordinator, AARP Colorado Looking to the Future: Engaging Latinos for a New Colorado Crisanta Duran, State Representative Dan Pabon, State Representative

RECEPTION 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ponti Hall

Hosted by LatinasRepresent Colorado Location: Schlessman Hall

LatinasRepresent Colorado Launch (Welcome) Judy Montero, Denver District 9 Councilwoman Turn Your Leadership Groove to High: Latinas Share How They Crank Up the Dial with Polly Baca, Paula Sandoval, Annette Quintana and Priscilla Resendiz

SOL Award

The SOL Award – Soul of Leadership, pays homage to a Latino leader who has demonstrated courageous leadership, embodies high standards of integrity and has been deeply committed to the advancement of Latinos.

2014 SOL Award Recipient: Irene Ibarra

Irene Ibarra had more than 25 years’ experience as a chief executive, public policy leader and health advocate prior to her retirement in August 2010. Ms. Ibarra has held leadership positions at The Colorado Trust, The California Endowment, Alameda Alliance for Health. She also practiced law at Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson. In Colorado, Ms. Ibarra was part of Governor Roy Romer's cabinet and held an appointed position with Denver Mayor Federico Peña. Amongst other board affiliations, Ms. Ibarra was a founding board member of the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado. Ms. Ibarra holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington, and a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Social Work in Community Services and Social Planning from the University of Denver. She completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. 4

Colorado Latino Age Wave - Continued from cover Colorado Latino Age Wave promotes culturally relevant services for Latino elders and their family caregivers to age well “in community.” Colorado Latino Age Wave initiative has the following components: Awareness to Action Campaign - Provides educational information on Latino elders and family caregivers. • “Cafecitos” – Community gatherings and informational sessions that highlight the disparities in service and ways of addressing the issues. • Policy Work – Creating a network of nonprofits, government, community members, foundations and private sector leaders to change policies and regulations that will increase Latino elder’s access to services and create systems change. •  Caregiver Project – Focus groups with caregivers identify top priorities for them and establish a baseline of data to share with service providers and policymakers. Fellows Program – Three fellows worked on projects focusing on advocacy/policy, Latino veterans, and transportation issues. Community Grants Program - Brings Latino and aging service organizations together to provide direct services to Latino elders. Technical Assistance – Provides technical assistance to organizations in the community, utilizing research data and knowledge of the Latino community. Our Goals: • Latino elders and their families will be more likely to know about and access support services. • Institutions and providers will change policies and practices and gain the knowledge and capacity to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services that leverage the assets of Latino families. • Diverse stakeholders will be brought together to mobilize for systemic change and innovative best practices. In the coming year, Colorado Latino Age Wave will conduct a feasibility study on furthering its work. 5

Our Initiatives HIP to College – Summer Melt

“Summer melt” is when college-intending students fail to enroll in college after high school graduation. A student “melts” if -despite being college-intending- she or he fails to attend the following fall. The LCFC and Hispanics in Philanthropy have teamed up to: • Increase Latino students enrolling in college by decreasing the amount of “summer melt” amongst Latinos in Colorado. • Identify culturally appropriate and successful programs that address “summer melt” for future partnership. • Increase the capacity of local nonprofit organizations that serve Latino youth populations.

LatinasRepresent Colorado

LatinasRepresent Colorado is a nonpartisan project in collaboration with the National LatinasRepresent program. Together the project focuses on: • Stewarding future Latina leaders through mentorship. • Encouraging young Latina women, candidates and elected leaders to get and stay involved, and ascend to high-level office. • Guiding Latinas in their political aspirations in all stages of the process, from candidacy to election to high-level office.



Capacity-Building Grants These grants are for investments around capacity building and issues that are helping to advance and strengthen Latino communities. These community-building initiatives allow organizations to design the most effective operating structures so that they increase their capacity to deliver high-quality programs to Colorado Latinos. These grants fund organizations focused on the LCFC priority areas (health, education, civic engagement, leadership development, workforce development, art and culture) and provide for community-based economic empowerment.

Forum Speakers Featured Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona Born to a poor immigrant family in New York City, Dr. Carmona experienced homelessness, hunger and health disparities during his youth. After dropping out of high school, Dr. Carmona enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967 and left a Special Forces veteran. He pursued a college degree and entered medical school at the University of California – San Francisco. Dr. Carmona became a surgeon and established the first trauma system in southern Arizona. Later, he earned a master’s degree in public health policy and administration at the University of Arizona. In 2002, Dr. Carmona became the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. After completing his term, Dr. Carmona joined Tucson-based Canyon Ranch as vice chairman. He is president of the non-profit Canyon Ranch Institute and Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona. William A. Vega, PhD, Provost Professor and Executive Director, Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, University of Southern California Dr. Vega is a provost professor at USC with appointments in social work, preventive medicine, psychiatry, family medicine, psychology and gerontology. He is also the executive director of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Roybal Institute, Dr. Vega was director of the Luskin Center on Innovation and an associate provost at UCLA. Dr. Vega has conducted community and clinical research projects on health, mental health and substance abuse throughout the United States and Latin America. His specialty is multicultural epidemiologic and services research. In 2006, the ISI Web of Science listed him in the top half of one percent of the most highly cited researchers worldwide in social science literature. 7

Presenters Irene Aguilar, M.D., Colorado State Senator

Senator Aguilar was born and raised in Chicago. She attended Washington University in St. Louis and earned her medical degree at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. Senator Aguilar practiced at Denver Health's Westside Clinic for 23 years. Her work there led her to see the impact of public policy on society's most vulnerable. She was elected to represent the Colorado State Senate District 32 in 2010. Senator Aguilar is the Assistant Majority Leader and serves as Chair for the Health and Human Services Committee. She is also a member of the State, Veterans and Military Aairs Committee.



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Crisanta Duran, State Representative

Representative Duran is a proud native of Colorado. She graduated from Arvada West High School with honors and attended the University of Denver, where she earned a double major degree in Public Policy and Spanish. After graduating, she began her study of law at the University of Colorado. As a legislator, Ms. Duran has served on the Judiciary, Finance, State Veterans & Military Affairs and Joint Council committees at the State Legislature. Rep. Duran is currently the Chair of the Joint Budget Committee and the Appropriations Committee, which are charged with balancing Colorado's budget every year.

Arthur “Art” Gonzalez, Dr., P.H., FACHE, CEO, Denver Health

Dr. Gonzalez joined Denver Health as CEO in 2012. Prior to this, Dr. Gonzalez was the CEO of Hennepin Health System, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN and in his 40–year career has held CEO positions in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arizona and California. Dr. Gonzalez earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, his master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and his doctorate in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He has served as graduate school adjunct faculty, as preceptor for administrative residents and interns, and on state and national councils and boards for community and professional organizations.

Marguerite Salazar, Colorado Insurance Commissioner

Ms. Salazar was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper as Colorado Insurance Commissioner in August 2013. Her role is key in assisting consumers and other stakeholders with insurance needs. Previously, President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Salazar as regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to this Ms. Salazar served more than 20 years as president/CEO of Valley-Wide Health Systems, a large, rural community health center. Ms. Salazar is a fellow in the National Hispana Leadership Institute, as well as a Livingston fellow in the BonďŹ l Stanton Foundation. Salazar holds a master's degree in counseling psychology.

Larry Wolk, M.D., MSPH, Executive Director and Chief Medical OďŹƒcer, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Since joining the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Wolk’s mission has been to simplify the health system for the citizens of Colorado and to position the department as the leader in providing evidence-based health and environmental information. His new frontier is addressing the myriad issues surrounding medical and retail marijuana. Previously, Dr. Wolk served as Chief Executive OďŹƒcer of CORHIO, Colorado’s nonproďŹ t health information exchange. He was an executive with Correctional Healthcare Companies, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado, Prudential Healthcare of Colorado, and CIGNA Healthcare. In 1996, Dr. Wolk founded the Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics where he continues to practice medicine.










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Latino Community Foundation of Colorado Key Staff Carlos Martinez, Executive Director Rachel Griego, Project Manager Susan Lanzer, Philantropic Services Assistant Program Staff Colorado Latino Age Wave LatinasRepresent Colorado Gina Del Castillo Anna Jo Haynes Lori Ramos Lemasters Cec Ortiz Evaluation Tony Tapia Priscilla Montoya Vitello Board of Directors Mitchell Gonzales Ron E. Montoya, Chair Adrianna Abarca Dr. Debora M. Ortega Raydean Acevedo Gary Poling Luis A. Colón Gloria Rubio-Cortes Advisors Rose Community Foundation: Sheila Bugdanowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer Therese Ellery, Senior Program Officer, Aging Elsa Holguín, Senior Program Officer, Child and Family Development Gaye Leonard, Director of Philanthropic Services

Special Thanks to Our Major Supporters Hispanics in Philanthropy Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation of Colorado MillerCoors Ready Foods Rose Community Foundation US Bank Western Union Foundation W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Annually, the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado (LCFC) conducts a Telling Our Story forum to convene community leaders, policy and dec...

2014 Statewide Forum Program Journal (ENG)  

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