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We recommend general health equity resources and encourage you to apply this approach to best meet the needs of your communities and seek out the resources that you need to advance this approach.
Broader issues of climate change and community resiliency are seen as key issues in Colorado within which public health is a leader of primary partner.
Any combination of the phases and steps can be conducted together or separately. At minimum, it will be helpful to start this process during the same time frame to inform each other, particularly with the number of shared services and regional partners.
See the CHAPS status map to see how LPHAs are currently partnering.
This list is not all-inclusive. It is important to do a scan of other assessment and planning processes going on within your agency and community when beginning the CHAPS process.
Ideally, the CHA informs the PHIP and the PHIP informs your agency's strategic plan. To follow national standards and best practices, incorporate relevant parts of the local public health plan into the strategic plan. This helps hold the agency accountable for implementation and to measure progress. Additionally, the agency-level strategic plan, like the public health improvement plan, is one of the prerequisites for voluntary national PHAB accreditation.