Boards and commissions


CDHS administers dozens of boards, commissions, committees, work groups, task groups and other collaborative groups. Learn more about each type below, and follow the links for more information about the collaborations administered by CDHS.


Colorado State Board of Human Services

The State Board of Human Services is a rule-making body that holds hearings on the formulation and revision of CDHS policies. Its duties include adopting rules for programs and services managed by CDHS.

Governor-appointed boards and commissions

Governor-appointed boards and commissions are created by the Colorado General Assembly, the governor, and/or federal statutes. Members are usually appointed by the governor and/or General Assembly leadership.

Internal boards and commissions

Internal boards and commissions are groups usually created by CDHS, although some are established through statute. They advise CDHS on issues as defined by their respective enabling documents.


Policy Advisory Committee and Sub-PACs

The Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) provides a formal forum for counties and the state to work together to make recommendations about policy changes. Five subcommittees, called Sub-PACs, specialize in specific program areas.

Allocation committees

The Child Welfare Allocation Committee provides input on the allocation of the Child Welfare Service Block Allocation to the counties. The Works Allocation Committee provides input on the allocation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) County Block Allocation to the counties.

Family Voice Council

The Family Voice Council is made up of 20 members who have been involved with, or are currently engaging in, two CDHS services or programs. Council members meet monthly to learn, give input and help CDHS improve the quality and delivery of services for all Coloradans.



View the public meeting calendar, which includes all boards and commissions