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Health and Wellness Office

Provides state and federal funding, training, and technical assistance to schools to prevent risk behavior, serve at-risk students and their families, promote positive health and behavior.

Health & Wellness Key Initiatives:

  • Support the Coordinated School Health Program as a model for Colorado Schools
  • Provide professional development and technical assistance: training and best practices for physical activity, health services and health education
  • Foster interagency collaboration and community partnership to enhance the health and wellness of Colorado youth to achieve academic success

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 305

Unit Supervisor: Sarah Mathew
Administrative Lead: Pam Hitt
Lead Email Address:
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6867


Office Responsibilities

  • Healthy Schools – Sarah Mathews (
  • Title V Abstinence- Benji Blasé (blasé
  • Physical Education (Healthy Schools) – Terry Jones (
  • Sexual Health
  • The Healthy School Champions Score Card (Colorado Education Initiative) - Katy Fleming (
  • Medicaid - Jill Mathews (

Major Projects

  • School Policy Indicator Group - Sarah Mathews (
  • School Health Funding – Sarah Mathews (
  • Physical Education Professional Development Trainings/Workshops – Terry Jones
  • Abstinence and Sexual Health Advisory Council
  • Student Wellness Grants – Sarah Mathews (
  • Title V Abstinence - Benjie Blase (
  • Medicaid - Jill Mathews (

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE

CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing