The Colorado Environmental Health Association was established in 1947 as the Rocky Mountain Section of the National Association of Sanitarians and enjoys an outstanding reputation statewide as an innovative, progressive organization dedicated to advancing the cause of general, professional or technical environmental health.

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Chris Wiant Scholarship Fund

As you may know, Caring for Colorado's founding President and CEO, Chris Wiant, retired this past April.   While Caring for Colorado had hoped to celebrate Chris's career in person, and thank him for his 50 years of service in public health and philanthropy, it is simply not to be.

Instead, Caring for Colorado will be honoring his significant contribution to our state through a Board directed scholarship fund at the Colorado School of Public Health.  The current Board has made an initial gift of $50,000 to start this fund. 

The Chris Wiant Scholarship Fund will be used to help support the next generation of public health leaders in Colorado as they pursue their Master's or Doctoral degrees.  This honors Chris’ legacy in working to promote community health throughout his career.

If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, you can do so by following the instructions below.

How to make a gift
To make a gift online to the Chris J. Wiant, MPH, PhD, Endowed Scholarship Fund, follow this link: //<>

To make a gift by check, please make the check for the donation amount payable to the University of Colorado Foundation with "Allocation #0250434" in the memo line. The check can be mailed to:

University of Colorado Foundation
P.O. Box 17126
Denver, CO 80217-9155

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Environmental health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness as well as promoting well being through:

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