Community Advisory Board (CAB)

In 2018, Colorado’s MCH program identified that a formal infrastructure for community inclusion and engagement would strengthen MCH priority implementation. As a result, the Community Advisory Board was developed and launched in October 2019. Primarily funded by MCH, Colorado’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has also contributed funding. The board’s membership is reflective of the communities that are most impacted by MCH priority work and is composed of dynamic individuals who have a wide range of expertise, including lived and professional experience. Processes for facilitation include simultaneous interpretation in both Spanish and American Sign Languages.

Join CAB

CAB meetings are held mostly virtual with some options for in-person meetings. Members meet one Saturday per month from September to May. All members are given a stipend of $30/hour and receive reimbursement for travel to meetings.

CAB applications are now open. 

For questions, please contact Adelina at adelina.parral@state.co.us.

Benefits of membership

Participation in this council will provide opportunities for you to develop leadership skills, increase your knowledge of various health topics and engage in meaningful ways to have your unique voices heard.

Who is CAB?

Members represent varying sexual and gender identities, both native and immigrant experiences, as well as different languages, races, and ethnicities.

CAB members were all selected for their unique experiences that serve as a foundation from which they can provide open and honest feedback.

Members of CAB are passionate about the health and well-being of Coloradans, as well as being a catalyst for improving outcomes for all people statewide.

Interested in presenting?

To attend a meeting or learn more, please fill out an interest form or contact Adelina Parral,  MCH Community Inclusion Specialist at adelina.parral@state.co.us.

Past CAB presenters

  1. Sexual Violence Prevention Program specific to the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Data (Colorado’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey)
  2. CDPHE’s COVID-19 Response 
  3. CDPHE’s Office of Health Equity
  4. Boulder County Public Health
  5. CDPHE’s Child Fatality Review Program
  6. CDPHE’s Violence and Injury Prevention Program
  7. MCH Program 2021-2025 Priorities
  8. MCH Program’s Racial Equity Strategic Anchor
  9. MCH’s Prosocial Connection Implementation Team