Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Our Commitment to Support Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility

We, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), are committed to the belief, practice, and execution of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA). We welcome and include all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, sexual orientation, place of origin, languages spoken, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, veteran status, or other protected statuses. We recognize and honor the value-based characteristics, identities and perspectives from groups and populations that experience historical and present-day marginalization and underrepresentation. By incorporating the intersectionality of diverse voices, we strengthen our mission and vision, by continuing to build an organization where everyone matters. As an accountability mechanism, HCPF welcomes and requests ongoing feedback from colleagues, the community, and will provide frequent report outs on metrics outlined in our EDIA action plan.  
This long-term commitment actively leverages the following efforts and initiatives: 

  • Executive leadership sponsorship and advocacy  
  • Promote allyship and support for staff and the community we serve  
  • Support the practice of truth-telling as a pathway to healing and restorative justice through: 
    • Naming and recognizing the importance of reconciliation  
    • Trust-building 
    • Language access 
    • Cultural responsiveness  
    • Ongoing community and stakeholder engagement 
  • Build digital accessibility to ensure people with disabilities have access to web-based and other digital content  
  • Use equitable hiring practices with the goal of increasing diversity in total workforce, supervisory, and leadership roles 
  • Perform transparent and equitable pay and promotional practices 
  • Support for learning and development efforts to include EDIA-related topics around racial justice, social justice, disability justice and health equity  
  • Support interagency partnerships and collaboration to ensure ongoing statewide efforts to build equity in Colorado 
  • Embed EDIA values into HCPF operations, policy and practices - through design, implementation, and sustainability beyond 2026

HCPF Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility Action Plan

HCPF’s five-year action plan includes existing and future work products, initiatives, policies and programs in alignment with Executive Order D 20 175. Our approach to this report will highlight past work, while leveraging current and new concepts. Our ultimate goal is twofold: In order to realize our vision for a Colorado for All, we must first invest in, support, and enhance the lives of our employees so they can rise and thrive. We also must learn from the diverse communities within our workforce in order to reduce health disparities for the people we serve. 
HCPF’s commitment to EDIA is expansive and robust. Our goal to embed equity, diversity, inclusion  and accessibility into the DNA of our organization is a key priority and will continue to evolve for years to come.