CHA/CHIP trainings and tools

This page contains archived trainings and customizable tools on the following topics

Community Health Assessment (CHA) archived training

  • Identifying and selecting indicators for the CHA
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Synthesis
  • Presenting the CHA Findings

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) archived training

  • Prioritizing Issues
  • Choosing Strategies
  • Developing a CHIP and Implementation Plan
  • Distributing and Communicating about your CHIP

Training Presentation: Introduction to Data Collection

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Webinar Recording: Collecting Quantitative Data for the Community Health Assessment

This 90-minute webinar discusses choosing between primary and secondary data based on indicator set, how to successfully engage agencies, organizations, community members, and partners in obtaining data, advantages and disadvantages of various quantitative data collection methods, overcoming barriers, and more.

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Webinar Recording: Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data in the Community Health Assessment

This 90-minute webinar discusses basic foundations in quantitative data analysis, helpful technology, capacities in the public health system for analysis, techniques for analyzing quantitative data, and more.

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Webinar Recording: Collecting and Analyzing Qualitative Data in the Community Health Assessment

This 90-minute webinar discusses strategies for deciding what qualitative data to collect based on chosen indicators, advantages and drawbacks of various qualitative data collection approaches, resources needed, techniques and technology for analyzing qualitative data, and more.

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Training Presentation: Making Sense of the Data to Create a Picture of Community Health (Data Synthesis)

This presentation details the difference between data analysis and synthesis, describes two methods to synthesize results from across data collection activities, describes methods for involving partners and community members, and more.

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Training Presentation: Presenting CHA Findings to Inform Health Improvement Planning

This presentation details methods for translating CHA findings for policymakers, staff, partners and community members; planning data presentations in both written and oral forms that motivate action, practical methods through which the results of a CHA can be presented to lay audiences, venues and methods that can be used to present findings, and more.

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*The training webinars and presentations 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 and Example- Asset Mapping

  • This modifiable tool was developed by the Healthy!CapitalCounties (MI) partnership and it describes the process and handouts used for their asset mapping work. More »
  • This example includes the Healthy!CapitalCounties completed asset inventory. More »

Tool- Photovoice Project

This modifiable tool was developed by the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition (KS) and it describes the Photovoice project guidelines for participants. It also contains example consent forms. More »

Tool- Incentive Receipt Agreement

This modifiable tool is an example of an incentive receipt agreement given to focus group participants and was developed by the Healthy!CapitalCounties (MI) partnership. More »

Tool- Qualitative Data Analysis Plan

This modifiable tool describes the Healthy!CapitalCounties (MI) qualitative data analysis plan, including their overarching goal, coding procedures, and data organization plan. More »

Tool- Data Posters

This modifiable tool is an example of how one coalition presented their health-related data to their core team, partners and community members (from East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition). More »

Tool- Surveys & Data Worksheets

  • This tool is an example Quality of Life survey issued to residents of counties part of the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition (KS). More »
  • This tool is an example survey given to university students that make up a substantial part of Kittitas County, WA asking about their health status and quality of life. More »
  • This modifiable tool was distributed to organizations to understand the types of data that currently exist and what data would be most important to collect related to community health status. This tool was submitted by Kittitas County Public Health Department, WA. More »
  • This modifiable tool is a Forces of Change Assessment (one of the four MAPP assessments) Brainstorming Worksheet that asks respondents to brainstorm the forces of change that affect their local public health system. More »

Tool- Local Public Health System Assessment

  • This modifiable presentation tool describes the Local Public Health System Assessment (one of the four MAPP assessments) and the link to the 10 Essential Services of Public Health. More »
  • This tool is one community's local public health system assessment final report (submitted by San Francisco Department of Public Health (CA)). More »

Tool - Visioning and Forces of Change Assessment Presentation

This modifiable presentation tool was created and used by one community to guide their visioning session and their Forces of Change Assessment session (from New Orleans Health Department (LA)). More »

Tool- Focus Group Guide

  • This tool is an example Focus Group guide from Healthy!Capital Counties, MI. More »
  • This tool is an example Focus Group guide from Thomas Jefferson Health District, VA. More »

These modifiable tools were created to present the CHA findings to steering committee members and the public.


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.

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.

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.

Evidence-based Strategies

These resources were created by communityiess and list out different resources for evidence-based strategies.

These modifiable tools were created by each community and they match up evidence based strategies to their identified priority issue areas.

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.