Colorado Board of Health to meet May 17 in Alamosa

Mark Salley, Communications Director | 303-692-2013 | mark.salley@state.co.us
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2017
 
 
The Colorado Board of Health is heading to Alamosa.
 
The board will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., May 17, in Building B at Alamosa County Public Health, located at 8900 Independence Way. A public comment session is first on the agenda. Residents, government and elected officials, and interest group representatives are encouraged to attend.
 
After the public meeting, board members will meet with San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership leadership, staff and partners to discuss the Health Care Program for Children With Special Needs.
 
The board normally meets every month in the Denver metropolitan area. However, it also schedules sessions in various locations throughout Colorado to learn more about issues, barriers and next steps for advancing public health throughout Colorado.
 
Last May, the board held its meeting in Weld County. The board met with the Weld County Health and Environment Department and Thriving Weld partners to learn about the community’s collaborative efforts to advance public health.
 
The Colorado Board of Health comprises nine members appointed by the governor. Its primary duties include  adopting public health standards, approving funding for public health grant programs and advising the state health department on public health matters. Board members represent all areas of the state and have a broad range of public health, health, and environmental health and safety expertise.
 
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