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Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS)
CHAPS Guidance and tools
Phase I: Plan the process
Phase II: Engage stakeholders
Phase III: Assess community health
Phase IV: Assess capacity
Phase V: Prioritize issues
Phase VI: Develop the plan
Phase VII: Implement, promote and monitor
Phase VIII: Inform the state plan
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DCEED STI/HIV/Viral Hepatitis Branch contacts
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Daniel Shodell, MD, MPH, interim branch chief
Deputy branch chief:
Client Based Prevention Program manager:
Yesenia Mendez, interim program manager
The STI/HIV/VH Branch works to reduce STI/HIV/VH infections and ensure quality STI/HIV/VH care and treatment services for all people in Colorado. Our mission is to support access to a full spectrum of services, from prevention to care, that leads to the elimination of STI, HIV and VH.
Our functions include:
Surveillance of STI/HIV/VH infection.
Follow-up of people diagnosed with an STI/HIV/VH infection to ensure adequate treatment and partner notification.
Providing access to care and treatment as appropriate.
Developing comprehensive prevention programs.
Collaborating with at-risk communities, non-governmental organizations and local health departments.
Training medical providers and public health professionals.
Conducting research to enhance STI/HIV/VH epidemiology and prevention.
This program is legislatively mandated by CRS Title 25, Article 1, parts 107 and 122, CRS 18-1 et seq., and CRS 25-4-1401 et seq.
Deputy branch chief
Client Based Prevention Program manager
STI/HIV Surveillance Program manager
Evaluation and Capacity Building Program manager