All Coloradans will have an equal opportunity to be healthy, regardless of race and ethnicity.
The Office of Health Disparities is a state program of multi-cultural professionals dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities in Colorado, by fostering systems change and capacity building through multi-sectoral collaboration.
The ground work for the office started in 1999 as the Colorado Turning Point Initiative, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative awarded Colorado with planning and implementation grants to build collaborative public health capacity to address health disparities. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officially approved the new office structure in April 2004 and the office was officially introduced in September of 2004.
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