Denver Public Health Annual Report
2011 was a time of change for Denver Public Health (DPH). As was true for local public health departments across the United States, 2011 was a time of budget cuts for DPH, as the effects of the recession were felt at federal, state, and local levels. Despite these financial challenges, DPH is starting 2012 with renewed focus and energy. We have a strategic plan that emphasizes new initiatives to remain financially viable, incorporates more rigorous use of data, turns the focus of the department to the entire community, and emphasizes professional development as a way to ensure retention of our workforce.