Community Health Improvement Plan
In 2013 Clear Creek County Public and Environmental Health (CCCPEH) submitted our first Public Health Improvement Plan (PDF) to the state as mandated by the Public Health Act of 2008. This document outlined health concerns for the county with goals and strategies to address priority issues: Health Care Access and Availability, Transportation Access, and Mental Health/Substance Abuse.
Colorado Department of Public and Environmental Health (CDPHE) through the Office of Planning, Partnerships and Improvement supports the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning System (CHAPS) with funding and technical assistance. In addition to the link above, the Clear Creek County Public Health Improvement Plan is published on the CDPHE website among many other Health Improvement Plans from across the state.
More recently in 2016, our local health department has begun working into the new 5-year cycle for the CHAPS process. This began in the spring as a partnership with graduate students from the Colorado School of Public Health. The student group partnered with CCCPEH and completed data analysis and community focus groups.
The health department has continued with additional activities to complete an updated Health Assessment that will inform the next Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This document will be published and posted at the end of 2018. The results from our three-part Community Health Assessment (CHA) project are described in the following reports: CHA Part I – Preliminary Community Health Assessment (PDF), CHA Part II – Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Interviews (PDF), CHA Part III – CTC Community Assessment (PDF).
For more information and/or to get involved in the Health Assessment and Planning process, please email Laura Robertson, Health Educator or call her at 303-670-7539.