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 @


  • 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 meetings
Please check back the week before meeting date for any updates.
Health Equity Commission Retreat 2019
Date: Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Daniel's Fund 101 Monroe St. Denver, CO 80206 - link to map
Upcoming Health Equity Commission subcommittee meetings: 
Past meeting information: 
Health Equity Commission Retreat 2018
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 Equity Commission Meeting
Purpose: Health Equity Commission votes to make HDGP funding recommendations to the Board of Health
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Agenda | Minutes

1st Quarterly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Sheridan Library, 3425 W Oxford Ave, Denver CO 80236 - Link to map.

2nd Quarterly Health Equity Commission   
Date: July 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Eloise May Library, 1471 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80231 - link to map
Agenda | Minutes