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Senator Rhonda Fields and Daughter Speak about Civic Engagement as Part of Colorado Access Speaker Series

Aurora, Colo. — Colorado Access is celebrating civic engagement this month as part of its ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion Speaker Series. The organization is honored to welcome Senator Rhonda Fields and her daughter Maisha Fields as esteemed presenters for July’s Speaker Series, an event offered to Colorado Access employees.

Following the murder of Senator Field’s son Javad and his fiancé Vivian Wolfe in 2005, Senator Fields entered politics after she fought tirelessly for victims’ rights. Maisha Fields is an award-winning nurse scientist, political organizer, and change agent, dedicated to changing the way society responds to some of the most serious, expensive, and widespread public health crises in modern day: COVID-19, gun violence, and trauma.

“Civic Engagement is a full contact sport, in which our collective voices and advocacy create communities that are just, kind and all people have an opportunity to thrive,” said Senator Fields, “If there’s no seat at the table, then, create your own table.”

Colorado Access believes it is important to reflect on how it can contribute to the betterment of neighborhoods, schools, health systems, and even the state of Colorado. Civic engagement is a personal commitment to get involved and make a change where change is needed.

“Civic Engagement is the core piece of democracy,” said Eileen Forlenza, senior diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant at Colorado Access. “As individuals we have an opportunity to be a part of the vision to assure our government is in fact of the people, by the people, for the people.”

About Colorado Access
As the largest and most experienced public sector health plan in the state, Colorado Access is a nonprofit organization that works beyond just navigating health services. The company focuses on meeting members’ unique needs by partnering with providers and community organizations to provide better personalized care through measurable results. Their broad and deep view of regional and local systems allows them to stay focused on members’ care while collaborating on measurable and economically sustainable systems that serve them better. Learn more at