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Office of Public Health Practice, Planning, and Local Partnerships (OPHP)

OPHP's mission is to advance Colorado's health and protect the places where we live, learn, work, and play, by supporting public health systems through partnerships, planning, and capacity building.

OPHP's vision is a healthy and sustainable Colorado, with a strong and resilient public health system, where current and future generations thrive.


For information related to other CDPHE Offices, Divisions, and Programs, visit the CDPHE main website here: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/

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Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS)

CHAPS is guidance for local and state public health agencies to carry out community health assessments and public health improvement plans.

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Guidance and tools

Learn more about the eight phases of CHAPS, created to guide your local health agency's collaborative community health assessment and public health improvement plan process. 

Local assessment and planning

Get up to date information on local assessment and planning, including access to local CHAs and PHIPs and an interactive map displaying CHAPS status and priorities statewide. 

State assessment and planning

View current and previous Statewide CHAs and PHIPs and learn how to get involved in the next round of state-level assessment and planning.  

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Quality improvement

Quality Improvement (QI) is a formal approach for analyzing the performance of a process and the efforts to improve the resulting process outcomes.

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Quality improvement phases

Find out which phase best represents where your agency is at in the QI journey.

Accreditation

Learn how to prepare your organization for accreditation or reaccreditation.

Performance management

Access tools and trainings to help your organization achieve its mission and strategic goals

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Resources and Support

OPHP supports local assessment and planning in a variety of ways including through funding, technical assistance, networking opportunities and more. 

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Technical assistance

Get answers to your questions and additional guidance by reaching out to CDPHE staff.

Local funding sources

Learn more about the funding that comes through OPHP to local public health agencies to support assessment, planning, and the core public health services.

Calendar of events

View upcoming networking events, learning sessions, and other calls and events open to local public health agencies. You can  also view upcoming deadlines for funding and deliverables.

Colorado Core Public Health Services

Learn more about Colorado's Foundational Public Health Services and Capabilities.

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Public Health Training

View current and upcoming training opportunities for local public health agencies and local boards of health.

Public Health Digital Library

All local public health agencies now have free access to the Public Health Digital Library.