Strategic plan and department implementation plan


In 2019, four-year goals were selected (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2023) that align with the major focus of the department’s work: Governor Polis’ Bold Four priorities, the cabinet working groups’ Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), and the statewide public health improvement plan. For FY 2020-21, the plan was updated and additional WIGS were added.

The goals of the department’s strategic plan are supported by other department-wide plans (such as the Quality Improvement Plan, Workforce Development Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plans) and the department’s management system. We used guidance and requirements from the SMART (State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive and Transparent Government) Act, Governor’s Office, and the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards in creating the plan to align to best practices.

For the FY 2019-20 Strategic Plan, the Strategic Planning Committee (a cross-department committee with representatives from every division and staff from varying levels of the organization) created the plan with final review and approval from the Executive Directors Advisory Group. Strategic Planning for FY 2020-21 involved department subject matter experts updating the goals and adding in new content (COVID-19, PFAs and HIV). Progress on the 2019-20 Strategic Plan is summarized in Appendix 2: FY 2019-20 Key Accomplishments.

The strategic plan does not reflect all the work of the department, but highlights priorities for specific focus and tracking. The daily work of all staff members, often directed by statute, rules and funding obligations, is critical to CDPHE meeting the department’s mission.

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Strategic plan dashboard and priorities

In the year ahead, CDPHE will continue to lead the state in the pandemic response, while also achieving progress on our wildly important goals. Our strategic goals represent a short- and long- term plan for ensuring the wellbeing of Coloradans. The goals are dynamic, measurable, and community-based because it is abundantly clear that we are all in this together. Track the progress of our goals in the dashboards below.

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