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Developing a Community Health Improvement Plan


 
The CHA/CHIP Resource Center
 
 

This tab contains or will contain trainings and customizable tools on the following topics:

  • Prioritizing Issues
  • Choosing Strategies
  • Developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Implementation Plan
  • Distributing and Communicating about your CHIP

For a list of additional, existing resources around developing a CHIP, click here.

 
Trainings*
 
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Training Presentation: Developing the CHIP: The Basics
This presentation describes common steps in developing a CHIP and the general components of a CHIP.

  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Prioritizing Issues
This presentation describes different types of criteria that should be considered in the prioritization process, tools or methods to use for issue prioritization, how to design a process that ensures attention to health condition priorities, system-level issues, and social determinants of health, how to involve project staff, community members and partners in the process, and more.

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Training Presentation: Key Elements of Community Health Improvement Planning: From Assessment to Action Planning
This presentation describes considerations for developing goals for identified priorities, plans to engage or re-energize community member and partner engagement, why a logic model is useful in CHIP development, steps to begin creating a logic model, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Developing Goals, Objectives, and Performance Indicators for CHIPs
This presentation describes the difference between a goal, objective and performance indicator, discusses how national guidance can be used to guide development, provides information on how to write realistic, measurable and time-framed objectives, a description of one LHDs work in this area, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Choosing Strategies and Tactics for Health Improvement
This presentation describes evidence and/or practice based strategies for consideration in addressing priority issues, describes considerations for adoption a model or promising practice, describes a multi-intervention approach or strategy ''bundling'' to maximize effectiveness, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Identifying Effective Strategies to Address the Social Determinants of Health
This presentation describes the project and PHAB documentation requirements for strategy selection and implementation, discusses what types of actions will best address the root causes of health inequities or social determinants of health, discusses the role of policy change in addressing the social determinants of health, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Unlocking the Secrets of Successful CHIP Implementation
This webinar describes fundamental elements to successfully implement CHIPs, identifies tactics to engage new or re-engage existing partners in the process, discusses strategies to balance and align individual and organizational interests with the community''s vision, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Planning for CHIP Monitoring and Evaluation
This webinar describes the relationship between key elements of the CHIP, quality improvement work, and evaluation, discusses strategies for developing and implementation plan based on CHIP goals, objectives, outcome and performance indicators, provides a LHD case example, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Collaborating with Partners and Community for Policy Change
This webinar describes the various meanings of policy change as it relates to health improvement, discusses effective strategies for working with policymakers, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
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Training Presentation: Distributing and Communicating about the CHIP
This webinar describes CHIP communication plans, identifies ways to overcome potential challenges in communicating about the CHIP, planning for how a variety of partners and community members will contribute to CHIP communication efforts, and more.

  • Watch the free archived recording of this webinar.
  • Click here to access the presentation slides.
 
 
*The training webinars and presentations posted in the CHA/CHIP Resource Center were developed for the 12 CHA/CHIP LHD Demonstration Sites as part of their training and technical assistance curriculum. They are included here as a resource for all LHDS.
 

Tools to Assist You in Developing a Community Health Improvement Plan

 
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Tool: Voting Form
This modifiable tool was developed by the Alachua County Health Department (FL) and is a voting form distributed to the steering committee to prioritize issues for their CHIP. More »
 
 
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Tool: Issue Prioritization Tip Sheet
To help you make sense of all the information on issue prioritization and find it all in one place, NACCHO has developed the 'Issue Prioritization Tip Sheet'. The tip sheet includes key tips on selecting criteria, including partners and community members in your process, and descriptions of processes that can be used. More »

 
 
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Tool: CHIP Template Implementation Plan
This modifiable tool was developed by the Wisconsin CHIPP Infrastructure Improvement Project and is a template for one specific aspect of action planning for impact: a well thought-out implementation plan. Some of the critical parts of this plan include: priority areas, broad goals, specific and measurable objectives, and more.This template will help your community to create a plan that is focused and evidence based and that will help you stay on track. More »

 
 
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Tool: CHIP Development Timeline
This modifiable tool was developed by the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (TX) and is their timeline for CHIP development. More »
 
 
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Tool: Facilitator Guide for Different Steps of Implementation Planning
These modifiable tools were developed by the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (TX) and are a facilitator's guides for guiding discussion on different aspects of CHIP implementation planning. 

 
 
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Tool: CHIP Workgroup Invitation
This tool was developed by the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (TX) and are examples of invitations used to recruit CHIP workgroup members. Flyer Letter
 
 
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Tool - Current Interventions and Assets
This tool was created and used by Healthy!Capital Counties (MI) to list out the current assets and interventions in place for certain priority areas. More »
 
 
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Tool: Action Plan Template Kit
This modifiable tool was developed by Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (TX) and is a template for their action planning process to ensure it is evidence based. The template is meant to ensure the CHIP is action-oriented and will also them and hospitals achieve specific required related to health improvement. More »

 
 
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Tool: Root Cause Analysis
This modifiable tool was developed by Kittitas County Public Health Department (WA) and is an example root cause analysis for one of their priority issue areas. More »

 
 
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Tool: Prioritizing Strategic Issues
These modifiable tools are examples of different ways to prioritize strategic issues.

 
 
 
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Tool: Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Indicators Tip Sheet
This modifiable tool was developed by Norwalk Health Department, CT and is a one page tip sheet on definitions of goals, objectives, strategies, and indicators. More »

 
 
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Tool: Participant Evaluation
This modifiable tool was developed by Norwalk Health Department, CT and is an evaluation form for CHIP development meeting participants. More »
 
 
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Tool: Worksheet to Identify Strategic Issues
This modifiable tool was developed by Kittitas County Public Health Department, WA and is a worksheet to begin identifying strategic issues. More »
 
 
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Resource: Evidence-based Strategies
These resources were created by community's and list out different resources for evidence-based strategies.

 
 
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Tool: Evidence-Based Strategies
These modifiable tools were created by each community and they match up evidence based strategies to their identified priority issue areas.  

 
 
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Example: Priority Area Infographics
These example infographics were created by Dallas County Health and Human Services, TX. Each contains both quantitative and qualitative information for each of the four chosen priority areas. More »
 
 
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Tool: CHIP Development Presentation
These modifiable tools were created by each community at different points during CHIP development.