Public Health Improvement Process (PHIP)
Working Together for a Healthy Boulder County
Every five years, Boulder County Public Health conducts a Community Health Assessment by reviewing health data and collecting input from residents and community organizations to identify and prioritize the most pressing health issues affecting our community.
2018 – 2022 Public Health Improvement Process Focus Area
The 2017 Community Health Assessment process identified mental health as the health focus for Boulder County Public Health and partner organizations for the next five years. Programs and projects to improve health in this area will be led by a multi-disciplinary team of experts, agency representatives, and people impacted by this health area. Please contact us for more information.
Public Health Improvement Process Guiding Principles
The impetus for selecting only one priority areas for the Public Health Improvement Process was to allow the community and Boulder County Public Health to dive deep into key issues to make impactful change.
Health equity is integral to the Public Health Improvement Process. The process prioritizes indicators, interventions, strategies, and goals to improve health among those most impacted by specific health issues. The process also includes participation by people who are most impacted by the specific health issues in making decisions and designing solutions to improve health.
The process is guided by Collective Impact principles which have been used nationally to significantly improve important community outcomes such as increasing high school graduation rates, reducing youth substance abuse, and increasing physical activity among youth. Collective Impact principles which have been used nationally to significantly improve important community outcomes such as increasing high school graduation rates, reducing youth substance abuse, and increasing physical activity among youth.
2012-2017 Focus Areas
Health Improvement Efforts Across the State & Nation
- Healthy Colorado: Shaping a State of Health: Colorado’s Plan for Improving Health and the Environment 2015-2019
- Colorado’s Community Health Assessment & Planning Process
- Colorado Network of Health Alliances
- Healthy People 2020: US Health Indicators
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: County Health Rankings