Community Health Partnership
May 23, 2013 from 12 pm - 1 pm
South Central Human Service Center
To be the healthiest community in which to live, learn, work and play.
Enhance efficiency of community connections.
Decrease duplication of efforts.
Improve awareness and health within the community.
Community Health Assessment/Community Health Improvement Plan
DEMONSTRATION SITE PROJECT
In July 2011, Central Valley Health District (serving Stutsman and Logan counties) and partners were chosen as a demonstration site, one of twelve sites across the United States to develop CHA and CHIP processes that could be modeled throughout the country.
CHAs and CHIPs are useful processes for challenges of:
• Rising health care demands
• Limited resources
• Maximizing efficiency and quality of health care services
• CHA’s and CHIP’s are required for not-for-profit hospitals as part of Health Care Reform legislation and for local public health departments seeking public health accreditation. In the future, it is possible that accreditation may be required to receive Federal funding.
Community health assessment (CHA):
A process that engages with community members and LPHS partners to systematically collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative health-related data from a variety of sources within a specific community. The findings of the CHA are presented in the form of a community health profile and inform community decision-making, the prioritization of health problems and the development and implementation of community health improvement plans.
Community health improvement plan (CHIP):
An action-oriented plan outlining the priority community health issues (based on the community health assessment findings and community member and LPHS partner input) and how these issues will be addressed, including strategies and measures, to ultimately improve the health of a community. The CHIP is developed through the community health improvement process.