Health Equity Commission

The Health Equity Commission advises CDPHE 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. In addition, the commission advises the Health Disparities and Community Grant Program and collaborates with CDPHE and the Governor's Office to develop a statewide equity report and strategic plan outlined in Senate Bill 21-181.
Group photo of health equity commissioners and CDPHE staff

Upcoming meetings

Meeting announcements and updates are listed on a monthly basis. All regularly scheduled meetings are open to the public. For language interpretation services during meetings, please contact cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us.

Health Equity Commission Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, November 15, 2021, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Please check back for an agenda and Zoom information.
To sign up for public comment, please contact alex.beyer@state.co.us.

 

Health Equity Commission Retreat
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Time: 3:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting (rescheduled)
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Interim Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Time: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

 
For information on older meetings please contact the Office of Health Equity at cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us.

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 Corrections, Education, Higher Education, Human Services, Health Care Policy and Financing, Labor and Employment, Local Affairs, Public Health and Environment, Public Safety, and Transportation.

    Community member commissioners

    • Nadine Bridges, One Colorado

    • Shawn Davis, PDF Consulting, Inc.

    • René Gonzalez, Colorado Access

    • Kenneth Maestas, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

    • Jenni Mortimeyer, The Cornerstone Resource Center

    • Hilda Nucete, League of Conservation Voters

    • Kara Silbernagel, Pitkin County Administration

    • Julissa Soto, independent consultant/community leader

    • Shawn Turk, Black & Veatch

    • Ross Valdez, City of Montrose

    Legislative commissioners

    • Rep. Yadira Caraveo, Colorado House of Representatives

    • Sen. Rhonda Fields, Colorado Senate

    Colorado state agency commissioners

    • Randolph Maul, Department of Corrections

    • Sarah Blumenthal, Department of Education

    • Angie Paccione, Department of Higher Education

    • Yolanda Webb, Department of Human Services

    • Lauren Thompson, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

    • Tracy Marshall, Department of Labor and Employment

    • Rick Garcia, Department of Local Affairs

    • Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Department of Public Health and Environment

    • Stan Hilkey, Department of Public Safety

    • Shoshana Lew, Department of Transportation

    Yolanda Webb
    Health Equity Commission Co-Chair
    yolanda.webb@state.co.us
     
    Office of Health Equity
    cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us
    303-692-2087