Agency Planning Efforts
Tri-County Health Department’s recent planning efforts:
In 2008, Colorado's Public Health Act (C.R.S. 25-1-505) was signed into law. It specifically designated public health functions for health departments in Colorado, and subsequent resolutions from each of the 3 Boards of County Commissioners designated TCHD as their local public health agency (LPHA) and re-authorized the Department as it is today. In addition, on Oct. 19, 2011, the Colorado State Board of Health passed the Core Public Health Services – New Rule. This rule requires each LPHA to deliver or assure that core public health services are provided to the community, and it also requires the agency to complete a Public Health Improvement Planning process every 5 years.
Public Health Improvement Plan
The statute directed each local health department to conduct assessments of community health and of local public health capacity and use the results of the assessments to develop a five-year local Public Health Improvement Plan that engages community partners in improving the health of their communities. Tri-County Health Department conducted the process of developing this plan in accordance with state guidelines during 2013. This document represents the results of the public health improvement planning process led by Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) using for its diverse jurisdiction comprised of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Download the Public Health Improvement Plan
In 2014 TCHD staff in coordination with the TCHD Board of Health (BOH) initiated a strategic planning process to align the organization around a shared vision of an approach to operating a local public health agency in a rapidly changing local, state and national environment; to align TCHD staff, leadership and Board of Health efforts around priorities and strategies to accomplish that vision; to better understand and respond to changes driven by the Affordable Care Act; and to prepare the organization for possible Public Health Accreditation efforts. The plan is intended to help TCHD maintain excellence in carrying out core public health functions and to address emerging health priorities over the next 3-5 years. Download the Strategic Plan