Standard 5.2: Community Health Improvement Plan
Standard 5.2: Conduct a comprehensive planning process resulting in a community health improvement plan
The community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic plan to address issues identified in the 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 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 stakeholders and partners. The planning and implementation process is community-driven. The plan reflects the results of a participatory planning process that includes significant involvement by a variety of community sectors. Stakeholders and partners can use a sold community health improvement plan to set priorities, direct the use of resources, and develop and implement projects and programs.
The local health department's community health improvement plan addresses the needs of the citizens within the jurisdiction it serves.
Required documentation by measure
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