Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS)
The Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS) is guidance for local public health agencies and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to carry out ongoing public health assessment and improvement planning. Its standardized approach helps local and state agencies meet the assessment and planning requirements of the Colorado Public Health Act of 2008 (SB 08-194 CRS 25-1-501 et seq.) and the national Public Health Accreditation Board.
CHAPS provides step-by-step guidance and resources to carry out an 8-phased collaborative community health assessment and a public health improvement planning process on a 5-year cycle.