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Strategic Planning

Defining our Strengths and Strategic Directions

The Colorado School of Public Health Strategic Planning Process that will chart our school’s future for the coming five years is now underway. 

A 12-person Steering Committee representing the school's three campuses, its diverse disciplines and programs, and its faculty, staff, and students was formed and meets regularly throughout the strategic planning process. Thus far, this process has included:

1) the development of an overall and accepted plan by the Steering Committee

2) implementation of working groups with foci determined by the Steering Committee through an open process

3) development of reports by the groups for communication to the school and revision after feedback

4) agreement on the final report and its recommendations  

Groups external to the school, e.g., the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, were asked to provide input and representation may be sought for the Steering Committee. 

Read the ColoradoSPH Strategic Plan08142019.pdfColoradoSPH Strategic Plan08142019.pdf

 Meet our members:

  • John Adgate, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Chloe Bennion, Staff 
  • Kendra Bigsby, Colorado State University 
  • Cathy Bradley, Health Systems, Management and Policy
  • Martha Henze, MPH Student
  • John Hokanson, Epidemiology
  • Cerise Hunt, Center for Public Health Practice/Community and Behavioral Health 
  • John Kittelson, Biostatistics and Informatics
  • Molly Lamb, Center for Global Health/Epidemiology
  • Tracy Nelson, Colorado State University 
  • Lee Newman, Center for Health Work & Environment/Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Jini Puma, Community and Behavioral Health 
  • Teresa Sharp, University of Northern Colorado 
  • Anne Starling, LEAD/Epidemiology 

Working Groups: Working group leadership is comprised of many Steering Committee members:
  • Working Group 1:  Education: Co-leads Teresa Sharp and Molly Lamb, with Chloe Bennion as member
  • Working Group 2: Research: Co-leads Jini Puma and John Adgate, with Cathy Bradley and John Hokanson as members
  • Working Group 3: Public Health Practice:  Co-leads Lee Newman and Virginia Visconti
  • Working Group 4:  School Life and Diversity: Co-leads Cerise Hunt and Anne Starling, with Chloe Bennion, Mary Dinger, a student member (Martha Henze), Carolyn DiGuiseppi, and Dana Dabelea as members.
  • Working Group 5:  School as a Unit: Three co-leads, representing each campus: Dani Brittain, Tracy Nelson, and John Kittelson with Cathy Bradley and Jon Samet as members.  

ColoradoSPH Strategic Plan Town Halls - Fall 2019

Members of the school were invited to attend the ColoradoSPH Strategic Plan Town Hall Meetings, to discuss where we are heading as a school. 

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

There were two opportunities for participation at CU Anschutz:

Tuesday, September 10 | 9-10 AM | ED 2 North, Room 2302

​​​​Wednesday, September 11 | 3-4 PM | Fitzsimons Bldg., 8th Floor, Bushnell Auditorium

Both sessions facilitated by Dana Dabelea and Jon Samet

​Colorado State University

Monday, September 16 | 10:30 – 11:30AM | Lory Student Center, Room 372

Facilitated by Jon Samet

University of Northern Colorado

Monday, September 16 | 4-5 PM | Gunter Hall Room 2530

Facilitated by Jon Samet



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