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/
Introduction to Colorado Core Public Health Services Training
In 2018, Colorado revised the state's original Core Public Health Services (CPHS) framework to better align with the national Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) framework. In 2020 the state required that all local health departments in Colorado ensure the provision of seven Foundational Capabilities and five Foundational Services in a foundational health services framework. Colorado’s foundational health services framework are fully explored in this training, which is linked on OPHP's LPHA Training webpage. If you have not yet registered on CO TRAIN, view the CO TRAIN User Guide.
Board of Health Training
We are excited to share the annual Colorado Boards of Health training with you. Annual training for Boards of Health is mandated by House Bill 21-1115. Please follow this link to the OPHP Boards of Health webpage to access the CO TRAIN user guide, training links, and additional information. There are 2 trainings now available for self-paced learning on CO TRAIN, Colorado’s Learning Management System (LMS):
- Public Health Introduction (previously titled "Year 1 Training")
- Public Health Law and Emergency Management Case Study
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.
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.
Quality Improvement (QI) is a formal approach for analyzing the performance of a process and the efforts to improve the resulting process outcomes.
Resources and Support
OPHP supports local assessment and planning in a variety of ways including through funding, technical assistance, networking opportunities and more.
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.