The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has identified 10 Winnable Battles for our state, which represent key public health and environmental issues where progress can be made in the next three to five years.
These 10 Winnable Battles were identified through current health data measurements and were chosen because they have significant impact on the quality of life of Coloradans. The issues are considered "winnable" because they provide Colorado's greatest opportunities for ensuring the health of our citizens and visitors, and the improvement and protection of our environment.
How we're doing in El Paso County
El Paso County Public Health has collected and analyzed data related to the 10 Winnable Battles for public health and environment in El Paso County. A sampling of that data can be viewed in the links listed here:
El Paso County Public Health has been working with a stakeholder group of community members, called the Healthy Community Collaborative, to complete a Community Health Assessment and create a Community Health Improvement Plan. These efforts align with the 10 Winnable Battles. After reviewing El Paso County data, the collaborative worked through a process of selecting a focus area for improving community health over the next three to five years. The collaborative chose healthy eating and active living as a target area, and will begin community-wide efforts to improve eating habits, physical activity of El Paso County residents.