Colorado has 55 local public health agencies serving its 64 counties. While the agencies operate uniquely between communities, they each serve basic functions.
Track and investigate health problems and hazards in the community;
Prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Develop, apply and enforce policies, laws and regulations that improve health and ensure safety;
Lead efforts to mobilize communities around important health issues;
Link people to health services;
Achieve excellence in public health practice through a trained workforce, evaluation, and evidence-based programs.