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.How can I get involved? Who can I contact for more information?
Key Dates & TImes
Steering Committee #1: Thurs, Dec 12, 2019, 9:30am-12:00pm Review planning process + draft guiding principles; Review data on issues; Begin identifying existing assets for health issues
Steering Committee #2: Thurs, Jan 30, 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm Review additional information about issues + prioritize health issues
Workgroups Meeting #1: Thurs, Feb 13, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm Identify strategies and possible leads
Steering Committee #3: Thurs, April 2, 2020, 9:30am-12:00pm Review + prioritize strategies recommended by workgroups
Workgroups Meeting #2: Thurs, April 23, 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm Identify actions for prioritized strategies; Identify critical policy changes
Steering Committee #4: Thurs, July 30, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm Review and make final edits to CHIP
Steering Committee #5: Thurs, Oct 14, 2021, 11:00am- 1:00pm Reconnection and Recommitting: Re-Energizing CHIP Work and Action Team Reactivation
CHIP Planning Process Documents
- CHIP 2020 Roles and Responsibilities
- Marin CHIP 2020 Planning Principles
- Marin CHIP Decision Making Process
- Marin CHIP FAQs
- Marin CHIP Steering Committee Members
- CHIP Steering Committee Meeting #1
- CHIP Steering Committee Meeting #2
- CHIP Working Group Meeting #1
- CHIP Workgroup #1 Presentation
- Marin CHIP Data Posters
- CHIP Info Packet
- Marin CHIP EXAMPLE Outcome Handout
- Economic Security Working Group
- Housing Security Working Group
- Social Connection Working Group
- CHIP Steering Committee #4