Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans for Accreditation Preparation Demonstration Sites
The "Accreditation Preparation: Community Health Assessments (CHAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) Demonstration Project" was in place from April 2011 through December 2012 and offered demonstration grants of $35,000 coupled with intensive training and technical assistance to 12 LHDs to undertake a community health improvement process that yields a high quality CHA and CHIP, two of the three accreditation prerequisites. NACCHO was pleased to offer this opportunity with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
In addition to supporting general approaches to this work, the project supported several project-specific approaches to develop CHAs and CHIPS.
The project aimed to support all LHDs in their CHA/CHIP efforts. The CHA/CHIP Resource Center provides practical, customizable tools; resources, including the demonstration site CHA and CHIP examples; and webinar trainings to LHDs to assist them in completing a community health improvement process. Visit the CHA/CHIP Resource Center here.
In the Spotlight
CHA/CHIP Demonstration Site Final Reports Now Available
Each of the 12 demonstration sites wrote and submitted final reports at the end of the grant period that contain detailed information on their efforts to conduct the CHA and develop the CHIP with a particular focus on community engagement, partner collaboration and social determinants and health equity. Additionally, the reports highlight reflections and advice given by the health departments on their project-specific approach(es). Although lengthy, the reports contain rich information and are searchable via bookmarks within each document.
Edits were made to the reports by NACCHO to exclude individual names when they may not be otherwise publicly affiliated with the project and to ensure reports were useful to the public. Every effort was made to ensure the intent of the information was not altered.
The reports were written by the health departments and any views and contents expressed are not those of NACCHO. Demonstration project faculty are mentioned in some of the site reports as these individuals provided training and technical assistance to sites and any mention of these individuals or organizations or other consultants are not intended to be endorsements.
See below to access each site's report.
The CHA/CHIP Demonstration Sites
For more information about each demonstration site, and to access their final project reports, click on the demonstration site name to be directed to more information. See below for a map of the demonstration sites.
CHA/CHIP Demonstration Sites Information
To access the CHAs and CHIPs from the demonstration sites, visit the examples tab on the CHA/CHIP Resource Center.
Map of CHA/CHIP Demonstration Sites