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Standard 5.2: Community Health Improvement Plan


 

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Standard 5.2: Conduct a comprehensive planning process resulting in a community health improvement plan

The Tribal, state, or community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic plan to address issues identified in the Tribal, state, or community health assessment. The purpose of the community health improvement plan is to describe how the health department and the community it serves will work together to improve the health of the population of the jurisdiction that the health department serves.The community, stakeholders, and partners can use a solid community health improvement plan to set priorities, direct the use of resources, and develop and implement projects, programs, and policies.

The plan is more comprehensive than the roles and responsibilities of the health department alone,and the plan’s development must include participation of a broad set of community stakeholders and partners. The planning and implementation process is community-driven. The plan reflects the results of a collaborative planning process that includes significant involvement by a variety of community sectors.

The state health department’s state health improvement plan addresses the needs of all citizens in the state. The local health department’s community health improvement plan addresses the needs of the citizens within the jurisdiction it serves. The Tribal health department’s Tribal health improvement plan addresses the needs of the Tribal population residing within the Tribe’s jurisdictional area.

 

 
Required documentation by measure
Keep these considerations in mind when selecting documentation for this standard:
  • PHAB guidance for community health improvement plans list several accepted state or national models including MAPP.
  • Community health improvement plan must include information from the community health assessment
Measure 5.2.1 L: A process to develop a community health improvement plan

Required Documentation Examples
1. Community health improvement planning process that included:

a. Broad participation of community partners

b. Information from community health assessments

c. Issues and themes identified by stakeholders in the community

d. Identification of community assets and resources

e. A process to set health priorities

CHIP Process                                                                                   

Measure purpose: to assess the local health department’s collaborative community health improvement process and the participation of stakeholders.
Measure 5.2.2 L: Community health improvement plan adopted as a result of the community health improvement planning process

Required Documentation
Examples
1. Community health improvement plan that includes:

a. Desired measurable outcomes or indicators of health improvement and priorities for action

b. Policy changes needed to accomplish health objectives

c. Individuals and organization that have accepted responsibility for implementing strategies

d. Consideration of state and national priorities

CHIP

CHIP 2014-2018

                                          

Measure purpose: to assess the local health department’s community health improvement plan. While some or many programs in the local health department may have program specific plans, they do not fulfill the purpose of the community health improvement plan, which looks at population health across programs and across the community.
Measure 5.2.3 A: Elements and strategies of the health improvement plan implemented in partnership with others

Required Documentation
Examples
1. A process to track actions taken to implement strategies in the community health improvement plan            
 
2. Implementation of the plan
                              

Measure purpose: to assess the Tribal, state, or local health department’s implementation of its community health improvement plan in partnership with others.
Measure 5.2.4 A: Monitor and revise as needed, the strategies in the community health improvement plan in collaboration with broad participation from stakeholders and partners
Required Documentation
Examples
1. Report on progress made in implementing strategies in the community health improvement plan
 
2. Review and revision, as necessary, of the health improvement plan strategies based on results of the assessment
 


Measure purpose: to assess the health department’s efforts to ensure that the strategies of the community health improvement plan are assessed for feasibility and effectiveness and that they are revised as indicated by those assessments.