The State of Colorado believes that an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace is one where all employees and community partners, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, feel valued and respected.
As an employer, the State is committed to nondiscriminatory practices and providing equitable opportunities for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, services, and worksites.
Through policy, legislative priorities, and executive action, the State of Colorado and all agencies across the state will create a Colorado For All. This page provides tools and resources to help all people throughout all levels of state government bring an equity mindset to their systems, policies, and everyday work as public servants.
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Universal Policy
- Office of Health Equity
- Colorado Equity Alliance
- Higher Education Resources
- "Sweet" Tools to Advance Equity
- Colorado Equity Action Guide — The Office of Health Equity, in partnership with community organizations and other state agencies created a social determinant of health data report that looks at the root causes of inequities across Colorado. Contains historical redlining maps and other maps that represent the generational impact of systemic inequities.
- EDI session: Women in American Health Care, Problems and Promise video. Facilitation Guide PDF.
- Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Executive Order Accessibility Metrics Overview presentation slide deck from Oct. 14, 2021
- Recording of open house presentation on accessibility metrics (51 minutes, YouTube)
- Accessibility metrics and FAQ (PDF)
Resources for Leaders
Be sure to download the guides for Equitable Hiring, Equitable Retention, and Community Partnership Principles from the Equity Alliance website.
Teachers College Record Volume 102 Number 6, 2000, p. 980-1005
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10706, Date Accessed: 6/7/2012 7:12:31 PM
Facilitating Difficult Race Discussions: White paper by Derald Wing Sue, PhD
Training & Career Development Resources
Videos from the EDI Training Modules
The following links go to third-party YouTube videos. DPA does not maintain this content.
Books about Race and Marginalized Identities
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Links We Love
I AM DENVER: Derek Okubo tours Amache: A video about Japanese Internment camps in Colorado
Intersectionality 101: A video teaching us the basics of Intersectionality
LGBT 101: An introduction to the Queer community
Harvard Implicit Association Test: Participate in a bias assessment to better understand your own biases.
Racial Equity Alliance Tools & Resources: Tools from the Government Alliance on Race and Equity to help government agencies achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all.
Redlined, A Legacy of Housing Discrimination Documentary