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Bill Detail: SB23-014

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Title Disordered Eating Prevention
Status Governor Signed (05/30/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
  • Human Services
  • Public Health
House Sponsors M. Lindsay (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/10/2023

Colorado Youth Advisory Council Committee. The bill
establishes the office of disordered eating prevention (office) in the
department of public health and environment (department).
The office and the department are required to:
  • Create and maintain a resource bank for research,
intervention methods, treatment resources, information on
crisis services, awareness programs, and educational
resources regarding disordered eating prevention and care
in Colorado;
  • Collaborate with the office of suicide prevention, the
behavioral health administration, and organizations within
the health-care industry to close gaps in care and provide
support to individuals with disordered eating who transition
out of inpatient care, facilitate public outreach, and
increase awareness regarding disordered eating prevention
and care with a focus on impacted communities, such as
youth, people of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender individuals;
  • Create outreach resources directing youth on how to seek
care for disordered eating and how to report concerns for
other youth, with a focus on impacted communities, such
as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and youth
of color;
  • Partner with the department of education to inform
teachers, administrators, school staff, students, and parents
on disordered eating preventions and treatment for youth;
  • Collaborate with advocacy groups, including faith-based
organizations, to support a shift in public perception
regarding health-care systems and disordered eating
treatment and prevention;
  • Coordinate the disordered eating prevention research grant
program; and
  • Prepare written information for primary care offices and
providers throughout the state. The information must be
culturally specific concerning how to recognize and
respond to a patient with disordered eating and include
separate written information for providers and information
that may be shared with an adult patient or a youth patient
and the caregivers of the youth patient.
The bill creates the disordered eating prevention commission
(commission) in the department. The commission will have 17 members
with professional or personal connections to disordered eating prevention.
The purpose of the commission is to:
  • Provide public and private leadership on disordered eating
prevention in Colorado;
  • Set statewide, data-driven, evidence-based, and clinically
informed priorities for disordered eating prevention in
  • Serve as the advisor to the office of disordered eating
  • Establish and lead subgroups to set strategy and
implementation plans for the office;
  • Provide a forum for government agencies, community
members, and lawmakers to examine the current status of
disordered eating prevention policies;
  • Provide a voice for youth and focus on youth issues;
  • Provide a forum for diverse perspectives to support and
inform diverse communities; and
  • Provide a forum for perspectives from rural communities
to support and inform rural communities.
The bill creates the disordered eating prevention research grant
program (grant program) in the department. The purpose of the grant
program is to provide financial assistance to eligible applicants to conduct
research on risk factors for disordered eating, the impact disordered
eating has on Colorado, or public health interventions that examine and
address the root causes of disordered eating.

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