SB 21-181

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate May 05, 2021
  • Passed Senate May 05, 2021
  • House
  • Governor

Equity Strategic Plan Address Health Disparities


The bill renames the existing "health disparities grant program" to the "health disparities and community grant program" (program) and expands the program to authorize the office of health equity (office) to: Award grants from money currently transferred from the prevention, early detection, and treatment fund to the health disparities grant program fund (fund) for the purpose of positively affecting social determinants of health to reduce the risk of future disease and exacerbating health disparities in underrepresented populations; and Award grants from any additional money appropriated by the general assembly to the fund to community organizations to reduce health disparities in underrepresented communities through policy and systems changes regarding the social determinants of health. On or before January 1, 2022, and continuing every 2 years thereafter, the office is required to issue a report concerning health disparities in Colorado by race and ethnicity that includes an assessment of the impact of social determinants of health on health disparities and recommended strategies to begin to address such inequities with the collaboration of the health equity commission and other stakeholders. On or before July 1, 2022, the office is required to facilitate a state agency work group to develop an equity strategic plan. Specific state agencies are required to participate in the state agency work group to ensure coordination in equity-related work across state agencies to address social determinants of health in each agency's respective area. The bill adds additional state agency executive directors to the health equity commission. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



May 05, 2021


Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Health & Human Services


Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor

May 04, 2021


Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Apr 30, 2021


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 31, 2021


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Health & Human Services

Mar 10, 2021


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (05/05/2021) PDF
Engrossed (05/04/2021) PDF
Introduced (03/10/2021) PDF
PA2 (04/30/2021) PDF
PA1 (04/01/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/29/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/19/2021) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (04/23/2021) PDF


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