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.
 
The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is currently conducting a sunset review of the Health Equity Commission as described in section 2-3-1203 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.  Analysis is performed to determine if the commission is necessary and should be continued or repealed.  To provide input on this review, please visit: https://coprrr.colorado.gov/participate.
 

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.

Supplemental Health Equity Commission Meeting

Date: Monday, May 16, 2022, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Location: via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81956460322?pwd=VTVPTFFYRDdkVHliOXdPUHM0S3hKdz09)

 

Passcode: pusub2; Meeting ID: 819 5646 0322

Join by phone: 1-346-248-7799; Passcode: 590708

 

Agenda (English) | La agenda (Español)

 

To sign up for public comment, please contact cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us.

Supplemental Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Time: 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording

Health Disparities and Community Grant Program (HDCGP) Funding Conference and Health Equity Commission (HEC) Meeting Day 2
Date: Friday, January 28, 2022
Time 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording (of HEC meeting only)

Health Disparities and Community Grant Program (HDCGP) Funding Conference and Health Equity Commission (HEC) Meeting Day 1
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording (of HEC meeting only)

Root Cause Analysis Workgroup Meeting
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes | Recording

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

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

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

The commission consists of 22 members, 10 of which are members of the community that represent, 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

    • 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

    • Roberto Montoya, Department of Higher Education

    • Yolanda Webb, Department of Human Services

    • Aaron Green, 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
     
    Hilda Nucete
    Health Equity Commission Co-Chair
    hilda.nucete@gmail.com
     
    Office of Health Equity
    cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us
    303-692-2087