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 at


  • Provide a formal mechanism for the public to give input to the office.
  • Advise the office and department at large 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.
    • Promoting workforce diversity.
Commission members
  • 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.
  • Roster of current commissioners
Please reference the URL/call-in number and participant code listed below. Meeting announcements and updates are listed on a monthly basis. All regularly scheduled meetings are open to the public.
Upcoming meetings:
Health Equity Commission meetings are currently held virtually on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2-3 pm. Use the Zoom information below to join the meetings.

Meeting ID: 897 3537 1752 
Password: 2dteHL

To join by phone:
Phone #: (720) 707-2699 or (646) 558-8665
Meeting ID: 897 3537 1752  
Password: 097230
Past meeting information: 
Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting (Cancelled)
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Quarterly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003
2019 Health Equity Commission Retreat
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Daniel's Fund 101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206
Quarterly Health Equity Commission Meeting  
Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eloise May Library, 1471 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231