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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) project provides a common agenda for addressing publicly selected County Health Priorities.  The Plan is a tool that can be used to help advance policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change strategies in the three areas identified as priorities:

  • Increase Healthy Habits for All Ages
  • Ensure Healthy Starts to Life for All Kids
  • Improve Economic Opportunity

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES and GOALS:

  • Strengthen the system of care for Mothers and Children:
    • Increases utilization of developmental screening and evidence based home visiting programs
    • Coordinates referrals to home visiting programs and other community based services.
  • Foster Community Health Worker(CHW) Expansion by:
    • Increasing the number of practicing CHWs and the settings where they are found
    • Establishing regular local trainings
    • Supporting the formation of a local CHW Network or Agency
  • Run an Annual Health Improvement Agenda that:
    • Increases public participation in health improvement
    • Builds political will to adopt and implement PSE change
               
  • Increase Community Coordination through:
    • Online Health Improvement Portal
      • Strategy alignment with County Health Priorities
      • Access to health assessment information & community projects and programs
      • Communication & project management opportunities
      • CHIP Steering Committee
        • Members contribute to the broad scope of CHIP work
        • Build & support workgroups for specific projects


CONTACT INFORMATION:


Community Mobilization Coordinator:


360-414-5599 x6436

RESOURCES:


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