Since 2008 the state of Colorado has required all Public Health agencies to complete a Community Health Assessment and Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP) every 5 years to ensure quality service to all communities and their evolving needs.
While the state requires some degree of community engagement and data collection in the PHIP process, there is a good amount of flexibility Public Health departments can exercise in how they reach their communities and format the report.
In order to develop the 2024-2029 PHIP Eagle County Public Health and Environment is taking a much different approach than in the past. Over the next year (2023) a key focus of engagement efforts will aim to reach groups that have been historically underrepresented in community assessments; Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, youth, aging, and disabled populations. The next Public Health Improvement Plan is due to the state in December 2023.
There are 3 main phases of developing the Public Health Improvement Plan:
- Community Health Assessment
- Action Planning
View the 2018-2023 Regional Community Health Assessment | Vea la Evaluación Regional de Salud Comunitaria 2018-2023