Bridging the Gap Conference

 Bridging the Gap: An Integrated Approach to Health and Wellness

Save the Date: October 7th, 8th & 9th, 2011

Western State Colorado University of Colorado University Center


Closing Ceremony Speaker: Dr. Patch Adams


Patch Adams

Western State Colorado University Rural Health class, Gunnison/Hinsdale Early Childhood Council, and Active Minds are excited to present this high quality professional development opportunity for health professionals, educators, families and students. This year our focus is on the importance of healthy children. The conference will be designed to follow three different tracks;  health professionals, education, and family and support.


  • Focus: Healthy Children
  • Goals:  Help reduce Stigma of Mental Health (MH) and address MH with same urgency as physical health, Improve access to quality care in rural/remote area, Promote Integrated Health for everyone including children.


Sponsored by: Western State Colorado University, Center for Mental Health, Gunnison Valley Hospital, Colorado Trust and the Gunnison/Hinsdale Early Childhood Council.

Friday, October 7th

5:00-6:00 p.m.



6:00-8:00 p.m.





Saturday, October 8th

7:00-8:00 a.m.



8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conference with Keynote at 8am

Sunday, October 9th

8:00-9:00 a.m.



9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



2:30-4:00 p.m.

Dr. Patch Adams Event                  



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