Community Health Services was incorporated in 1971 as a nonprofit called Aspen Valley Visiting Nurses Association. Over the years, CHS acquired contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health to provide public health nursing services. In the early 80's CHS began offering prenatal care for women with Medicaid or Emergency Medicaid to prevent the high occurrence of women showing up to the emergency room with no prenatal care. Today, we partner with All Valley Women's Care, Aspen Valley Hospital and Eagle County Public Health to offer this program for expectant mothers. In 2009, CHS contracted with Pitkin County to be the Local Public Health agency, performing all of the state mandated core public health services. In 2017, Pitkin County formed an internal public health department to shift from direct service toward population health efforts. Today, Community Health Services contracts with Pitkin County to provide direct services for family planning, immunizations and tuberculosis on behalf of Pitkin County, focusing on low-income and uninsured populations. The prenatal, cancer prevention and dental programs are funded by local partners, foundations and the Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund.