Public health improvement planning is an important core function of public health. It is a collaborative process to assess a community's health status, prioritize health issues and ultimately improve health and the environment.
In Colorado, this process is done at the local and statewide levels on a five year cycle. Throughout 2014, Colorado will be engaging communities and organizations around the state in development of the next statewide public health improvement plan. To learn about this effort, see Colorado's 2014 Public Health Improvement Plan Fact Sheet.
Informing this plan is the 2013 Colorado Health & Environmental Assessment. This assessment is the result of a collaborative process to collect, analyze and present data and information that tell a timely and accurate story about Colorado's health status. To learn more about this effort, see the Colorado Health Assessment page.
Colorado's last public health improvement plan was created in 2009 with input from 350 stakeholders from across the state. The 2009 plan covered 5 years and helped guide the development of local public health improvement plans. The Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS) provides tools and guidance for effective public health improvement planning.
Office of Planning and Partnerships
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246