Health Equity Commission

 
The Health Equity Commission advises the department through the Office of Health Equity on health equity issues, focusing on alignment, education and capacity-building for state and local health programs and community-based organizations.

Health equity policy

If you are seeking support or information from the Health Equity Commission on legislative priorities or changes to policy related to health equity, please contact Maggie Gomez @ maggie.gomez@centerforhealthprogress.org  or Leslie Cook-Knerr @ lcook.knerr@gmail.com.

Purpose 

  • Provide a formal mechanism for the public to give input to the office.
  • Advise us through the office on: 
    • Innovative data collection and dissemination strategies.
    • Aligning our health equity efforts and the Health Disparities Grant programs.
    • Strengthening collaborative partnerships with communities impacted by health disparities to identify and promote health equity strategies.
    • Promote workforce diversity.
Commission members and biographies
  • The commission consists of 10 members representing, to the extent practical, Colorado's diverse ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, aging population, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds.
  • In addition, the commission has two legislative members and one designee each from the Colorado departments of Public Health and Environment, Human Services, and Health Care Policy and Financing.
  • Commissioners' bios.
Meetings
The Health Equity Commission (HEC) meetings are held on a quarterly basis at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver and alternate between in-person or conference call only. Please reference call-in number and participant code listed below. Meeting announcements and updates will be listed below on a monthly basis. Meetings are open to the public.
 
Health Disparities Grant Program (HDGP) Funding Conference
Purpose: Discuss the review of all application received regarding HDGP RFA #11545
Date:" Wendesday, February 6, 2019 (morning, exact time TBD)
Location: Holiday Inn, Colorado Ballroom
455 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246
To join remotely, follows this link to join the video conference:
https://zoom.us/j/359269069 OR call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 359 269 069.
 
Health Equity Commission Meeting
Purpose: Health Equity Commission votes to make HDGP funding recommendations to the Board of Health
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (afternoon, exact time TBD)
Location: Holiday Inn, Colorado Ballroom
455 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246
To join remotely, follow this link to join the video conference:
https://zoom.us/j/359269069 OR call 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 359 269 069.
 
Quarterly Health Equity Commission meeting
Please check back the week before meeting date for any updates.
 
Upcoming Quarterly Health Equity Commission meetings:   
Date: Thursday, December 13th, 2018. 
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Rose Community Foundation, 600 S Cherry St #1200, Denver, CO 80246
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/69220333
Dail in via phone: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 692 203 331
 
HEC meeting agenda | minutes
December 13th, 2018 agenda | minutes- coming soon. 
 
Upcoming Health Equity Commission subcommittee meetings: 
 TBD.
 
 
Past meeting information: 
Health Equity Commission Retreat
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2018 
Time: 09:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Colorado Mountain College 901 South Highway 24 Leadville, CO 80461- Link to map. 
Please contact the Office of Health Equity 303.692.2087, to request access to the meeting via phone or web conferencing.
 
Health Disparities Grant Program (HDGP) Funding Conference
Purpose: Discuss the review of all applications received regarding HDGP RFA #8473
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 3:35 p.m. 
Location: Holiday Inn, Colorado Room
455 South Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80246
To join remotely, follow this link: https://cdphe.adobeconnect.com/rsuxb2qthuju/ and call 877-820-7831, passcode: 178610#.