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Public Health Improvement Planning

Assessment and Planning

Assessment and planning is the process of using data to understand the factors affecting the health of a population, developing and implementing plans to address the issues identified, and monitoring progress toward specific goals. It is foundational to public health and is performed routinely to address a community's changing needs.


In Colorado, public health assessment and planning is completed at the state and local level on a five year cycle. The Office of Planning and Partnerships leads the assessment and planning process for the state of Colorado and supports local assessment and planning by developing tools and providing training and technical assistance.


Assessment and planning throughout Colorado is done in accordance with the requirements of the 2008 Public Health Act and in alignment with national Public Health Accreditation Board standards.


Local Assessment and Planning


Statewide Assessment and Planning

  • The 2014 plan is informed by 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.




Cambria Brown, cambria.brown@state.co.us 303-692-2144