About the Board of Health

The Board promulgates rules related to Colorado public health, approves funding for public health grant programs, appoints members to specific department committees and advises the executive director as appropriate.

Topics

  • Disease control
  • Environmental and chronic disease
  • Immunization
  • Radiation management
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • School chemical management
  • Food safety
  • Health facility licensing
  • Emergency medical services
  • Medical Marijuana Registry
  • Laboratory services
  • Public health improvement

Members

The composition of the board is governed by statute, Section 25-1-103, C.R.S. The statute requires a representative from each congressional district (noted below member names) and two at-large members. One member must also be a county commissioner. Statute requires no more than five members from a single political party participate on the board. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment may serve as an ex officio member. After statutory requirements are met, we look for subject matter expertise and diversity a person can bring to the board. We value race, ethnic, age and gender diversity.We also value inclusion of persons with disabilities, rural and urban representation, and representation of community partners such as government, community based organizations, business, advocacy organizations and citizens.
 
 

Tobacco Review Committee Member

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Health care for under-served populations with emphasis on the Latino community.

  • Community health.

  • Cancer, cardiovascular and pulmonary disease prevention.

  • Health equity.

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Latino health equity and environmental justice.

  • Mental and behavioral health.

  • Public and environmental health workforce development.

Board President

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Veteran services.

  • Nursing, home-based health and hospice experience.

  • Local government.

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Substance use disorder and behavioral health.

  • Previously served on the eHealth Commission.

  • "Thriving Weld" oversight committee for Weld County local public health and community partners.

Board Vice-President
Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Review Committee Member

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • LGBT health and health equity.

  • Environmental regulation, policy and management.

  • Occupational health and safety.

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Environmental health and policy.

  • Local Government.

Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee Member

Highlighted areas of effort:

  • Neurology, infectious diseases and epidemiology.

  • Emergency preparedness and response.

  • Veteran of the U.S. Public Health Service.