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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Executive Director Summit 

May 16 - 17, 2023. See the LPHA Training page for details

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): 

  1. Public Health Introduction (previously titled "Year 1 Training")
  2. 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.

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.  

Resources and Support

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

Technical Assistance

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


Funding updates for the Preventive Block Grant, Local Planning & Support Dollars, CDC Workforce & the upcoming CDC Infrastructure funding are on the respective webpages.

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.

Public Health Training 

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

Public Health Digital Library

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

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.

Quality Improvement Phases

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


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