Health Equity Commission

The Health Equity Commission advises the department 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. View the Health Equity Commission fact sheet for more information.
 
If you are seeking support or information from the Health Equity Commission on legislative priorities or changes to policy related to health equity, please contact Commission Chair Maggie Gomez at maggie.gomez@centerforhealthprogress.org.
 

Upcoming meetings

Meeting announcements and updates are listed on a monthly basis. All regularly scheduled meetings are open to the public.

Health Equity Commission meetings are currently held virtually on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 2-3 pm. Use the Zoom information below to join the meetings. The December meeting has been rescheduled to Monday the 14th, 12-1 pm.

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89735371752?pwd=cTMwWjM3c3F6MXIxTlhsOWUxREZwdz09
Meeting ID: 897 3537 1752 
Passcode: 2dteHL

To join by phone:
Phone #: (720) 707-2699 or (646) 558-8665
Meeting ID: 897 3537 1752  
Passcode: 097230

 

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting (cancelled)
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2020

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: via Zoom
Minutes

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting (cancelled)
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Monthly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Locations: via Zoom
Notes

Quarterly Health Equity Commission Meeting
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Community First Foundation, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003
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 Public Health and Environment, Human Services, and Health Care Policy and Financing.

    Roster of current commissioners:

    • Margaret (Maggie) Gomez, Chair, Center for Health Progress

    • Alisha Brown, Vice President of the Stapleton Foundation

    • Kimberly Desmond, Director, Denver Office of Equity and Social Innovation

    • Jill Dorancy, CO 2nd Judicial District Court Judge

    • René Gonzalez, Colorado Access

    • Jenni Mortimeyer, The Adoption Exchange

    • Kara Silbernagel, Pikin County Administration

    Legislative commissioners

    • Rep. Yadira Caraveo, Colorado House of Representatives

    Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing commissioner

    • Lauren Thompson, Clinical Operations Nurse Consultant

    Colorado Department of Human Services commissioner

    • Carol Tumaylle, State Refugee Health Coordinator

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment commissioner

    • Vacant

    Office of Health Equity
    303-692-2087
    cdphe_healthequity@state.co.us