Nondiscrimination policy and procedures

 
We do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, or disability in employment, admission or access to, treatment or participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of our programs, services and activities.
 
 
TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 (“Title VI”) is a federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.
 
SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 (“Section 504”) is a federal law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.
 
AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT OF 1975 is a federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.
 
TITLE II OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILTIES ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED (“ADA”) is a federal law protecting qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This law applies to all state and local government agencies.
 
SECTION 1557 OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OF 2010 (“Section 1557 of ACA”) is a civil rights provision of ACA which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. This law applies to entities receiving federal financial assistance.
 
Communication with individuals with limited English proficiency

We will take reasonable steps to ensure individuals with limited English proficiency have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in our programs, services and activities. Our policies ensure meaningful communication with applicants, program participants and clients with limited English proficiency, and their authorized representatives, involving the department’s programs, services and activities as well as eligibility, enrollment and benefit information. We will provide all interpreters, translators and other aids needed to comply with this policy in a timely manner and free of charge.
 
The Point to Your Language tool can be used to assist with language identification.  
 
Contact
Director, Office of Human Resources
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
303-692-2060