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Public Health Organizations


  • Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) is the statewide organization representing local public health agencies in Colorado. Its purpose is to foster an effective and efficient public health system in Colorado and to encourage improvement in the quality, capacity, and leadership of local public health agencies.


  • Colorado Directors of Environmental Health (CDEH) represents Environmental Health Directors of local health departments as well as individuals responsible for the overall management of environmental health programs in cities, counties or regions.


  • Colorado Environmental Health Association (CEHA) promotes environmental health as a profession which strives for continual improvement in environmental quality and the growth of individual professionalism. CEHA also serves as the Rocky Mountain section of the National Association of Sanitarians.



  • Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) is an association that works together to assure healthy people in healthy places in Colorado by: bringing together people, groups and organizations; creating a diverse forum for dialogue and exchange of ideas on health and environmental issues; leading and advocating for public and environmental health; and promoting professional growth of members.



  • Colorado Society for Public Health Education (COSOPHE) the Colorado chapter of the national Society for Public Health Education is committed to excellence in health education by providing leadership to the profession, advancing health education, and advocating for public health policies.


  • Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado (PHNAC) functions as the specialty nursing organization for professional nurses committed to the advancement of public health nursing. The mission of the Association is to promote healthy communities by enhancing the practice of public health nursing.




  • National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is the national organization representing local health departments. Unified in 1994, NACCHO supports efforts that protect and improve the health of all people and all communities by promoting national policy, developing resources and programs, seeking health equity, and supporting effective local public health practice and systems.




  • Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is the accrediting body for national public health accreditation. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide support for the program.


  • Public Health Foundation (PHF) is a non-profit, non-member organization dedicated to achieving healthy communities through research, training, and technical assistance.