Planning for a healthy Colorado

CDPHE has tools, resources, and technical support to help you carry out community health assessments and public health improvement planning activities.




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:

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Resources and Support


OPHP supports local public health agencies in a variety of ways including through funding, technical assistance, training and networking opportunities, and more. 


Assessment and Planning

Visit the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning (CHAPS) main page for more information about CHAPS. Access information about the background and history, individual CHAPS phases, and get updates on local and state assessment and planning efforts. 


Visit the Funding main page for information on local planning and support dollars, the Preventive Block Grant, various CDC grants administered through OPHP, and the Financial Risk Management System.


Visit the Training and Resources page for a variety of training opportunities and learning materials for local public health agencies - from local boards of health, to executive directors, to resources that benefit all LPHA staff. 

Public Health System

Visit the Public Health System page for recent public health reports and dashboards, a review of state statutes and rules for public health, information on CDPHE's Academic Health Department with the Colorado School of Public Health, and key LPHA leadership contacts.

Stay Connected


OPHP News and Contacts

OPHP Monthly Newsletter

LPHA contact change

  • If a LPHA staff, Board of Health or Board of County Commissioner contact has changed please inform us by filling out the LPHA Contacts Google Form.

OPHP Contacts and Calendar 

LPHA Document Repository

OPHP has created a document repository for Local Public Health Agency staff to find and share locally-developed resources related to the Core Public Health Services, including Assessment and Planning. All agencies are invited to submit documents for other LPHAs to use and learn from. We hope this shared space will give LPHAs a chance to connect and collaborate across the state.

Do you have documents to share? To ensure resources are appropriately placed and shared within the repository, all documents must be submitted through the LPHA Document Repository Google Form

Do you want to view available documents? Visit the Document Repository.

For questions, please reach out to Lauryn Gangle-Wythe at