What is a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)?

A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is an action-oriented plan for addressing the most significant health issues identified by community partners based on quantitative and qualitative data for a given community. The objective of the CHIP is to ensure coordinated, measurable health improvement throughout the county, with all agencies and organizations working together toward shared goals by leveraging resources and aligning initiatives and programs.

Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Division of Public Health is spearheading the development of a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to inspire and align efforts to improve health throughout Marin County. Building on the recently completed Community Health Needs Assessment/Community Health Assessment (CHNA/CHA) and many other assessments and plans, the Marin CHIP serves as a roadmap to collaboratively address a small number of health needs across the County. CHIPs are also recognized as a best practice and required for all Health Departments pursuing or maintaining Public Health Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).

The CHIP will present prioritized goals, outcomes, and strategies, with lead and partner agencies identified which have committed to implementing each strategy. Metrics will align with outcomes to measure progress. Check out the Marin CHIP FAQs for more information.

Learn more about the 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan