2019 Schedule

Saturday, June 22nd
Saturday, June 22nd
10:30am–11:30am MDT
2019 Health
The Roaring Fork Valley’s Affordable Housing Crisis: What Does it Mean for Health?

Aspen Ideas: Health Engaging Local Issues Series: The Roaring Fork Valley isn’t meeting the demand for affordable housing, not only for low-income residents, but for households earning well over the region’s average median income. It’s a problem that echoes across the country, as the feds cut funding for affordable housing and gentrification and displacement becomes commonplace. Housing instabilit...

Pitkin County Public Library, Dunaway Room — Misc
2:00pm–03:00pm MDT
2019 Health
Mental Health and Our First Responders

Aspen Ideas: Health Goes Engaging Local Issues Series: Colorado’s first responders are three times more likely to die by suicide than injuries incurred on duty. With a higher than average suicide rate, natural disasters, and back-country fatalities, the idyllic landscape we call home sometimes masks treachery that takes a toll on the mental health of emergency responders. As an added dynamic, fron...

Pitkin County Public Library, Dunaway Room — Misc
Sunday, June 23rd
9:00am–10:00am MDT
2019 Health
The Emotional Toll of Climate Change

Aspen Ideas: Health Engaging Local Issues Series: In Roaring Fork Valley, the realities of climate change are never far from our lives. Pests and invasive plants are altering our ecology, warming trends are likely to ignite ever-larger fires, and an economy built around outdoor activities could be transformed. The term “climate anxiety” has been coined to suggest the intensity of the resulting anx...

Pitkin County Public Library, Dunaway Room — Misc
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