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City Extends Deadline for New Applications for the Health Equity Advisory Committee

In June, the City Manager appointed seven members to the HEAC. The city is adding two additional members to the committee to strengthen representation for underserved populations.

  • To apply for the HEAC, visit:

  • Para completar la solicitud de la comisión en español, por favor haga clic en el enlace que aparece abajo.

For more information about the HEAC application please contact Kammi Siemens at  [email protected] or 303-441-3344.


The City of Boulder’s HEAC is a nine-member committee appointed by the city manager to review Health Equity Fund proposals and make recommendations to staff and the city manager for programmatic funding. The role of the committee is advisory and technical, not political in nature, and members do not serve in an advocacy role for either agencies or issues. Committee members provide technical and professional expertise and lived experience to assist with the allocation of funding for the most effective ways to address health equity and chronic disease associated with sugary drink consumption.

Specifically, the committee’s purpose is to:

  • Help define desired outcomes and key indicators that should be tracked to measure success; 
  • Provide recommendations on what existing city and community programs could be expanded with additional funding in 2017;
  • Provide recommendations on what existing and new city and community programs should be funded in future years; and
  •  Provide input on effective strategies and programs to engage residents most affected by health equity and lack of access to health services. 


  • Laura Bellows, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
  • Carolyn Tabak, M.D., Owner of Physicians Heal Thyselves
  • Tessa Hale, Healthy Beverage and Food Advisor, BCPH
  • Eric Harker, M.D., Primary Care Physician, Kaiser Permanente
  • Catherine Bryan, Senior Program Officer, First Nations Development Institute
  • Charles Bond, Operations Specialist, Elevations Credit Union
  • Heather Elkins, Health Care Attorney, Caplan and Earnest


Date Meeting Materials Meeting Summary
June 28, 2017 June 28 HEAC Agenda pdf June 28 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
July 19 & 20, 2017 July 19 HEAC Agenda pdf July 19 & 20 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
July 31, 2017 July 31 HEAC Agenda pdf July 31 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
August 30, 2017 August 30 HEAC Agenda pdf August 30 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
October 18 & 19, 2017 October 18 & 19 HEAC Agenda pdf October 18 & 19 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf



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