Office of Health Equity, CDPHE
The Director position oversees the Department’s Office of Health Equity (”Office”), which is a state leader in promoting health equity strategies so that all Coloradans may thrive. The Office builds partnerships to address inequities in health status among communities or populations that are marginalized or underserved. Priority groups defined in statute include race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, older age groups, and socioeconomic status. The Office works collaboratively within CDPHE, and with the Health Equity Commission, other state agencies, and impacted communities to set priorities toward transformational change in addressing the root causes of health inequities, assuring culturally responsive programming, and effectively incorporating an equity lens into decision making and daily work.