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.


  • 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.
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.
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:
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: 
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: and call 877-820-7831, passcode: 178610#.