Annual Conference

CPHA History

CPHA has been sponsoring an annual public health conference since 1958.


It has become the largest statewide public health conference with over 400 registrants.


The Professional Education Committee begins planning this event one year in advance and it is a joint effort of CPHA and its affiliate organizations.


Future Conferences

Save the following dates...

  • September 14-16, 2016 in Breckenridge, Colorado




Public Health in the Rockies 2015

Elevate: Reaching New Heights in Public Health

September 16-18, 2015 | Vail, Colorado

All information about the 2015 conference, including registration dates and details, can be found at


Congratulations to the 2014 conference award recipients!

Colorado Public Health Association

Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Health Equity

- Suzuho Shimasaki, Independent Consultant

Lifetime Achievement Award
- Norma Tubman, Jefferson County Public Health - Retired

Sabin Award
- Linda Reed, Archuleta School District

Award for Technical Innovation in Public Health
- James Peth, Colorado State University

Roy Cleere Distinguished Service Award
- Jim Dale, Jefferson County Public Health - Retired

Community Health Action-Motivated Person (CHAMP) Award
- Amy Dillon, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Award for Legislative Excellence
- Lisa Raville, Harm Reduction Action Center

Emerging Leader in Public Health
- Sarah Rodgers, Denver Health/Denver Public Health

John Muth Award
- Megan Comer, Public Health Alliance of Colorado/CALPHO

Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado

Exemplary Frontier Public Health Nurse
- Susan Kelly, Lincoln County Public Health
- Trish McClain, Northeast Colorado Health Department

Lillian Wald Award
- Tsering K Dorjee, (formerly) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

New Public Health Nurse of the Year
- Andrea Mujica, Tri-County Health Department

PHNAC Award for Excellence
- Martha Hubbard, Teller County

Colorado Society for Public Health Education

Excellence in Public Health Education Award
- Cindy Kronauge, Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment

Wyoming Public Health Association

Dr. Carl Blank Award
- Robert Johnston, Wyoming Prevention Management Organization

The WPHA Memorial Student Scholarship for Outstanding Student in Public Health
- Julie Newlin, Wyoming Department of Health

Outstanding Public Health Advocate
- Elizabeth Mikesell, Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program – Retired