Participate in Board of Health

The Board of Health encourages and welcomes public participation.

Contact the board

Send written correspondence to cdphe.bohrequests@state.co.us or by U.S.mail. Please note that individual board member contact information will not be provided.

Providing feedback in advance of the meeting

It is recommended that Coloradans provide feedback in writing. Please submit written comments or testimony by the first day of the month. This allows the board to research concerns and prepare for the meeting. Though early submission is encouraged, the board will accept written comments or testimony submitted until five days before the meeting. All written comments and testimony are part of the public record and will be posted on the Board of Health website and made available to members of the board. Please identify the title of the proposed rule in your email subject line when submitting feedback on proposed changes. Please include your name, address and phone number in all written correspondence.

Attending meetings

​​You are welcome to attend and observe the board meeting even if you do not wish to provide feedback. Meetings are being held virtually through Zoom, please see the meeting agenda for the address and registration information.  Members of the public participating in the Zoom meeting will be kept on mute and have cameras off.

Providing feedback at the meeting

​Usually, there are a few minutes at the start of the board meeting for people to comment on public health topics. This is identified on the agenda as the “public comment” period. The board does not accept public comments on any agenda items or any rule that is set for a rulemaking hearing. You will need to sign up in advance if you wish to speak during this time by 5 pm the day before the Board meeting. Comments will be limited to 2 minutes per person, for a total of 30 minutes.

No testimony is taken at a request for a rulemaking hearing.There is an opportunity to provide oral testimony during a rulemaking hearing. The opportunity to speak is often limited to two-five minutes. Depending upon the number of people that sign-up, everyone may not be provided an opportunity to speak. Because time is limited, we encourage people to submit written comments and testimony. All feedback provided at the meeting is part of the public record. If you wish to provide oral testimony, you will need to sign up in advance. Sign up will close at 5 pm the day before the Board meeting.

Signing up does not guarantee you will be able to speak during the public comments or during rulemaking testimony. Further, the Zoom meeting has capacity for 1,000 individuals. If capacity is reached, there will be a video streaming via Youtube, but only those on the Zoom meeting will be able to testify.

To provide feedback at the meeting

  • ​Sign up at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/board-health-meetings, by 5 pm the day before the meeting. You will need to provide a first and last name.
  • You can sign up for public comments not on the agenda or,
  • You can sign up for public testimony regarding rulemaking. Testimony for rulemaking sign ups are links shown underneath each rulemaking hearing document.
  • If called to speak, you will be unmuted by the meeting host. However, your camera will remain off.
    • Please ensure that your participant name appears in Zoom exactly as you sign up. Otherwise you will not be recognized to provide testimony and/or comments.
  • State your name and who you represent and then provide your opinion.

Additional Tips

  • Please prepare. Do not read your remarks, use them as an outline.
  • Groups are encouraged to use one spokesperson.
  • Please do not repeat points made by previous speakers. Instead, indicate your agreement or disagreement with those points.
  • The Board limits duplicative or repetitive testimony.
  • Board members may ask questions to gather additional information or clarify your feedback.