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.  
 
Office for Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is the US Department of Health and Human Services Department’s civil rights and health privacy rights law enforcement agency. OCR investigates complaints, enforces rights, promulgates regulations, develops policy and provides technical assistance and public education to ensure understanding of and compliance with nondiscrimination and health information privacy laws.

If you have a discrimination complaint about an agency other than the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, you may wish to contact the US Department of Health and Human Service Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the alleged discrimination:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1961 Stout Street
Room 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Voice Phone: (800) 368-1019
FAX: (202) 619-3818
TDD: (800) 537-7697
Office for Civil Rights website

 

Contact information

CDPHE employees may contact:

Director, Office of Human Resources Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
303-692-2060

​All other ADA questions or concerns should be sent to:

ADA Title II Coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80246
Phone: 303-692-2102
FAX: 303-691-7702
State Relay: 711
Email: cdphe_ada@state.co.us