On January 24th, 2018, over 180 community partners from across Larimer County attended the Healthy Larimer Summit, a day-long event focused on community health data and community resources.  At the Healthy Larimer Summit, community partners worked together at tables of diverse partners to identify and prioritize community health needs.  Once each table identified a top priority, tables reported out and participants ranked each priority individually. 

After the Healthy Larimer Summit, the rankings of these priorities were evaluated, and three top priorities were identified.  These priorities were: Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing, Access to Quality Childcare, and Access to Affordable Housing. 

These three priorities were presented to and discussed by a committee of leaders representing government, healthcare, and large non-profit entities. The committee discussed influential factors such as upcoming funding; community and political will; and the role of CHIP in these priorities.  Although Access to Affordable Housing is important to these leaders, it was determined that the Community Health Improvement Plan should focus on Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing across the Lifespan and Access to Quality Childcare based on the factors mentioned previously.  The two priorities were then approved by the Larimer County Board of Health. 

We are excited to begin working on these priority areas and look forward to meeting with Community Partners, the CHIP Equity Committee, and interested Larimer County residents to begin to develop our key strategies and a detailed collaborative plan. 

  Healthy Larimer Summit 2018