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Examples of High Quality CHAs and CHIPs


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This tab contains example CHAs and CHIPs.

For a complete list of additional, existing resources around guidance on high quality CHAs and CHIPs, click here.

 
 
Community Health Profiles and Community Health Improvement Plan Examples from 12 Demonstration Sites
 

NACCHO funded 12 local health department demonstration sites to engage in a robust community health improvement process that yielded two of the three accreditation prerequisites: a community health assessment (CHA) and a community health improvement plan (CHIP).

Key features of this work included 1.engaging community members and local public health system partners in a meaningful way; 2.addressing the social determinants of health; and 3. using quality improvement (QI) and quality planning techniques. Within the cohort of demonstration sites, NACCHO supported sites in completing several project-specific approaches, or collaborative models.

The CHAs and CHIPs below were developed by the 12 sites as a result of this project and serve as examples of high quality CHAs and CHIPs.

 
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CHA/CHIP Demonstration Site Final Reports Now Available

Each of the 12 sites also completed final reports that provide narrative descriptions of their CHA and CHIP efforts, lessons learned, advice for others, and more. View the final reports here.



 

Alachua County Health Department, FL

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Received assistance from an academic institution
  • Population size served by LHD: 248,855
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban, rural
 

Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department, TX

  • Population size served by LHD: 1,024,266
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban, rural, suburban
 

Central Valley Health District, ND

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Co-led the community health improvement process with multiple non-profit hospitals; a regional or district LHD serving two counties
  • Population size served by LHD: 23,090
  • Primary type of population served (description): rural
 

East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition, KS

  • Eight health departments with a formal agreement to share services who jointly conducted the community health improvement process
  • Population size served by LHD: 108,859
  • Primary type of population served (description): semi-urban, rural, frontier
 

Gallatin City-County Health Department, MT

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Co-led the community health improvement process with a non-profit hospital
  • Population size served by LHD: 90,000
  • Primary type of population served (description): rural, suburban
 

Healthy! Capital Counties, MI

  • Three health departments with a formal agreement to share services who jointly conducted the community health improvement process
  • Population size served by LHD: 520,788
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban, rural, suburban

Kittitas County Public Health Department, WA

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Received assistance from an academic institution
  • Population size served by LHD: 40,500
  • Primary type of population served (description): rural
 

New Orleans Health Department, LA

  • Partnered with a public health institute
  • Population size served by LHD: 343,829
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban
 

Norwalk Health Department, CT

  • Co-led the community health improvement process with a non-profit hospital
  • Population size served by LHD: 85,000
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban, suburban
 

Plumas County Public Health Agency, CA

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Co-led the community health improvement process with multiple non-profit hospitals; collaborated with a tribe in its jurisdiction
    Population size served by LHD: 20,000
  • Primary type of population served (description): rural, frontier
 

San Francisco Department of Public Health, CA

Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012

  • Co-led the community health improvement process with multiple non-profit hospitals; received assistance from an academic institution
  • Population size served by LHD: 815,000
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban
 

Thomas Jefferson Health District, VA

  • Received assistance from an academic institution; is a regional or district LHD servicing five counties
  • Population size served by LHD: 234,712
  • Primary type of population served (description): urban, rural, suburban
 
Examples from Other Communities
 

Community Health Assessment Examples

 

Kent County (MI) Health Department, 2011 **

Population Size Served by LHD: 603,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Rural, Suburban, Urban

 

City of Pasadena (CA) Public Health Department, 2012 *

Population Size Served by LHD: 137,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Urban

 

Sedgwick County (KS) Health Department, Part 1 (2012) and Part 2 (2010) **

Population Served by LHD: 498,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Urban

 

Butler County (MO) Health Department, 2010

Population Size Served by LHD: 43,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Rural

 

City of Milwaukee (WI) Health Department, 2008

Population Size Served by LHD: 602,191

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Urban

 

Region G (MO) Region Health Assessment, 2009

Population Size Served by LHD: 133,987

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Rural

 

Gaston County Health Department (NC) CHA, 2008

Population Size Served by LHD: 202,535

Primary Types of Population Served (description): Urban, Rural

 

Palm Beach County (FL) Community Health Assessment, 2012

Population Size Served by LHD: 1,320,134

Primary Types of Population Served (description): Urban, Rural

Community Health Improvement Plan Examples

 

Henry County (OH) Health Department, 2012 *

Population Size Served by LHD: 28,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Rural

 

Kent County (MI) Health Department, 2012 **

Population Size Served by LHD: 603,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Urban, Rural, Suburban

 

City of Pasadena (CA) Public Health Department, 2013 *

Population Size Served by LHD: 137,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Urban

 

Pierce County (WI) Public Health Department, 2008-2012 *

Population Size Served by LHD: 41,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Suburban

 

Sedgwick County (KS) Health Department, 2013-2015 **

Population Size Served by LHD: 498,000

Primary Types of Population Served (description): Urban

 

Sheboygan County (WI) Health Department, 2011 *

Population Size Served by LHD: 116,000

Primary Type of Population Served (description): Suburban

 

Jackson County (IL) CHIP, 2005-2010

Population Size Served by LHD: 60,218

Primary Types of Population Served (description): Rural 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Except where noted with asterisks, these examples have not been evaluated for quality. They serve only as examples.

*These CHAs and CHIPs were evaluated against the PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 by NACCHO Staff. These individuals, based on their understanding of the standards and measures, have classified them as meeting the PHAB requirements and being high-quality documents. These have not been approved by PHAB or any PHAB site visitors for the purposes of meeting relevant standards and measures. 

**These documents are part of high-quality sets of prerequisites. The Public Health Advisory Board (PHAB) requires health departments to complete three prerequisites before applying for national accreditation: a community health assessment (CHA), a community health improvement plan (CHIP), and an agency strategic plan. According to PHAB, completing these documents lay the groundwork for health department programs, policies, and interventions, and the remainder of accreditation documentation. Ideally, these documents work together to identify health issues in the community, work towards prioritized health goals, and identify health department and community roles. NACCHO staff have reviewed these sets of prerequisite documents and have determined that they are high-quality in that they individually meet the requirements set forth in the PHAB Standards and Measures Version 1.0 and that they work together cohesively to address the needs of communities and organizations. They have not been approved by PHAB or any PHAB site visitors for the purpose of meeting relevant standards and measures. To view a list of these high-quality sets, click here.