In 2014, more than 100 representatives from local health and community organizations were brought together to conduct a community health assessment (CHA) for Denver.
CHAs are conducted every three years to measure progress towards improving Denver’s health. This process identifies areas of concern, and helps guide local organizations on where to focus resources and efforts in the future.
Denver’s most recent CHA, the 2014 Health of Denver Report, identified three themes important to understanding Denver’s community health:
The 2014 Health of Denver Report acknowledges growing recognition of the need to transform how we view health. Health goes beyond a sole focus on direct medical care, and includes the role of the broader community and environment.
Given the 2015 modification to council districts boundaries, some districts do not align neatly with current census tract boundaries. Information on life expectancy used the old city council district boundaries. For council districts that share a portion of a census tract with another district, we were unable to assign those inhabitants to one or the other district. About 7 percent of the entire population fell in the cross-district areas. Thus, average age, racial/ethnic distribution and median household income were estimated using the 93 percent of the population that resided in census tracts contained within the council district boundary
Focus on Prevention
Access to Care
Behaviors and Conditions
Social, Environmental and Economic Factors
Sections of the report are available by topic area:
Health information for each city council district: