Please join us at the 8th annual Spring Intercultural Champion Awards – Promoting Equity in Healthcare Access luncheon event to celebrate the partnerships that are helping our community thrive through the COVID crisis and beyond! We’ll be honoring three awardees who have closely partnered with us this past year to support access to healthcare for diverse populations, including immigrants and refugees.

Spring Institute has been serving our immigrant and refugee community for over 40 years, including through numerous community partnerships, with a range of offerings such as adult education, job preparation support, career counseling, health literacy training, cultural navigation, early childhood education, youth empowerment programs, interpretation and translation services, and policy advocacy.

The annual Intercultural Champion Awards is Spring Institute‚Äôs premiere fundraising event, and this year we look forward to reuniting in person for a delicious lunch by Nosh Catering in the iconic open-air, fully covered setting of Denver’s City Park Pavilion. Your attendance will help us celebrate the partnerships that promote equity in healthcare access and also allow us to continue offering a range of services that empower immigrants, refugees, and low income community members while bolstering the welcoming community.

The recipients of our 8th Annual Spring Intercultural Champion Awards are:

  • Denver Healthfounded as a city hospital in 1860, provides hospital and emergency care to the public, regardless of ability to pay. This integration promotes continuity of care for each patient and assures health care that is delivered in the most efficient, cost-effective setting.
  • Representative Naquetta Ricks (HD40), prime sponsor of HB22-1050 (International Medical Graduate Integrate Healthcare Workforce), legislation to ease barriers for internationally-trained doctors seeking medical licensure in Colorado
  • Ms. Malalai Mommandi, a Dari and Pashto interpreter for The Interpreter Network by Spring Institute

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler, Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project.

We’ll also enjoy a musical performance by Koffi Togo Vibe. Led by Koffi Toudji, from Togo, West Africa, Koffi Togo Vibe fuses African and dance music in original compositions.

Registration closes Friday, September 23 at Noon.