Be Healthy Denver imagines a community where all residents are healthy, regardless of their race, ethnicity, income level, or neighborhood in which they live. The initiative is a joint effort between Denver Environmental Health, Denver Public Health, and several partner organizations and individuals throughout the city.
Be Healthy Denver collaborates on two major efforts to improve public health in Denver. These are:
Be Healthy Denver also participates in ongoing initiatives to improve the health of all Denver residents.
Denver’s current community health assessment (CHA) is the 2014 Health of Denver Report. Published every three years, a CHA measures progress toward improving Denver’s health and identifies areas of health concern. The findings help guide local organizations on where to focus resources and efforts in future years. The 2014 report highlights three themes about Denver’s health:
The 2013 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to guide governmental and community-wide efforts to improve the health of Denver residents from 2014 to 2018. Two health priority areas selected by members of the community:
Development and implementation of the CHA and CHIP are overseen by the Be Healthy Denver Advisory Council. This advisory council members, appointed by the Mayor of Denver, are high-level stakeholders with an interest in improving the health of Denver residents. The council facilitates citywide alignment with the CHIP action plan, we well as helps to identify funding sources to support these activities.
Advisory Council Members: