LCDHE works closely with community partners to coordinate, collaborate, and address emerging issues or gaps in services and resources. Supporting community partners by facilitating workgroups, sharing initiatives, and connecting organizations, including non-profits, government agencies, businesses, and funders.

EnFoCo works collaboratively to create healthier communities by:

  • Bringing together partners working on built environment and coordinating work plans and outreach to prevent confusion and engagement fatigue among community members.
  • Sharing community engagement best practices, data and information, and providing feedback on current projects to better understand community needs and disparities related to the built environment.
  • Strategically leveraging individual groups’ accomplishments to bring value to one another’s projects, and developing joint projects to keep work alive independently of individual groups’ funding.

For more information or to join EnFoco please reach out to our team via email at: healthpartnerships@co.larimer.co.us

In 2008, Colorado passed the Public Health Reauthorization Act, which requires local public health agencies to create a health improvement plan based on a community health assessment and with community input. Larimer County's Community Health Improvement Plan (or CHIP for short) is developed every five years to ensure that community voice guides our priorities in health related prevention work for everyone in Larimer County. 

2023 CHIP Priorities: 

Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is excited to announce the new priorities for the 2019-2023 Community Health Improvement Plan:

In an equitable and culturally responsive manner:

  • Promote Mental and Emotional Wellbeing across the lifespan
    • Address Gaps in Required Continuum of Care 
    • Substance Use Disorder and Treatment
    • Primary Prevention\
  • Provide access to Quality Childcare
    • Affordability
    • Recruitment and Retention of the Childcare Workforce
    • Infant and Toddler Care

Read the full 2019-2023 CHIP here

Sign up for the CHIP Newsletter here

Healthy Larimer Committee 
The Healthy Larimer Committee is a group of people with diverse lived experience, developed out of the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan who guide and advise on the actionable priorities within the Office of Public Health Planning and Partnerships. 

The Healthy Larimer Committee reviews projects and proposals from a variety of community and partner agencies to provide their expertise.  To request a review or to present to the Healthy Larimer Committee, please submit this form

Office of Public Health Planning and Partnership