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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 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
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: Conduct a process to develop a community health improvement plan.

Required Documentation Examples
1. Completed community health improvement planning process                                                                                     

Measure purpose: to assess the local health department's community health improvement process and the participation of stakeholders.
Measure 5.2.2 L: Produce a community health improvement plan as a result of the community health improvement process.

Required Documentation
Examples
1. Community health improvement plan
                                            

Measure purpose: to assess the local health department's completion of a 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 of the community across programs.
Measure 5.2.3 A: Implement elements and strategies of the health improvement plan, in partnership with others.

Required Documentation
Examples
1. Reports of actions taken related to implementing strategies in plan             
 
2. Examples of plan implementation
                              

Measure purpose: to assess the local health department's implementation of its community health improvement plan in partnership with others.
Measure 5.2.4 A: Monitor progress on implementation of strategies in the community health improvement plan in collaboration with broad participation from stakeholders and partners.
Required Documentation
Examples
1. Evaluation reports on progress made
 
2, Revised health improvement plan based on evaluation
 


Measure purpose: to assess the health department's efforts to ensure that the implementation of the community health improvement plan is evaluated and that the plan is revised as indicated by those evaluations.