The Adams County Board of Commissioners intends to bring forward a resolution at the Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m., public hearing to provide notice of Adams County’s decision to leave Tri-County Health Department (TCHD).
Per its legal obligation, Adams County will remain a part of TCHD through December 2022. Starting January 2023, Adams County will have its own health department structure in place. There will be no disruption of services to Adams County residents during this transition.
“During this transition, the focus will always remain the health and well-being of our residents,” said Eva J. Henry, Adams County Commissioner and Board Chair. “This new structure gives us an opportunity to focus on the specific needs of our residents and invest dollars in the areas that need it most.”
Over the next year, Adams County will work closely with partners who rely on health department services, to establish needs and best practices for partnerships going forward, while focusing on positive outcomes for Adams County residents.
“Douglas County’s decisions left us no choice but to reevaluate the future of public health services in Adams County,” said Henry. “As a result, Adams County must determine the best option to move ahead for a health board and services provided to residents.”
Similar to the majority of counties in Colorado, Adams County will follow the common practice of providing its own health department for its residents.