Colorado’s MCH program supports state and local public health efforts, working closely with other state and community partners to increase community and family resilience. For the 2021-2025 funding cycle, the program has identified seven priorities and developed corresponding logic models and action plans for each one. Additionally, the program has anchored its plans in racial equity, community inclusion and upstream approaches using the BARHII Framework.
This process follows the evidenced-based public health framework of identifying unmet needs, setting objectives, selecting effective interventions, and implementing and evaluating programs and policies. The state and local action plans include evidenced-based strategies aimed at improving key health outcomes for the maternal and child health population in Colorado.