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Health Equity Advisory Committee (HEAC)

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Purpose of the Health Equity Advisory Committee

The City of Boulder’s Health Equity Advisory Committee (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;
  • Provide recommendations on what existing and new city and community programs could be funded in future years; and
  • Provide input on effective strategies and programs to engage residents most affected by health disparities and lack of access to health services. 

Click here for the Health Equity Advisory Committee Policy and Proceedures Manual. pdf

Apply to Serve on the HEAC!

Click here to apply for the HEAC, you can submit an application online


  • Chris Allan, Ajabu Advisors LLC
  • Laura Bellows, Associate Professor, Colorado State University
  • Charles Bond, Operations Specialist, Elevations Credit Union
  • Catherine Bryan, Senior Program Officer, First Nations Development Institute
  • Ravi Goyal, Mathematica Policy Research; Harvard School of Public Health
  • Tracy Kirkland, Sociology Instructor, University of Colorado - Boulder
  • Ann Loeffler, Abt Associates
  • Andrea Nawage, Student, Front Range Community College
  • Cynthia Torres, University of Colorado-Boulder 


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
Aug. 30, 2017 August 30 HEAC Agenda pdf August 30 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
Oct. 18 & 19, 2017 October 18 & 19 HEAC Agenda pdf October 18 & 19 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
March 13, 2018 March 13 HEAC Agenda pdf March 13 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
May 17, 2018 May 17 HEAC Agenda pdf May 17 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
July 12, 2018 July 12 HEAC Agenda pdf July 12 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
Oct. 2 &3, 2018 October HEAC Agenda pdf October 2 & 3 HEAC Meeting Summary pdf
March 14, 2019 March 14 HEAC Agenda pdf  
October 4, 5 and 12, 2019 October 4, 5 and 12 HEAC Agenda pdf  
Oct. 12, 16, 19, and 20,2020  HEAC Oct. 2020 Deliberation Meeting Agenda pdf