Healthy Marin Partnership is convening community stakeholders to create and implement the 2020 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)!  Read on to learn more about this exciting effort and find out how you can get involved!

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?

Please contact Kristen by email ( or office phone (landline) at 415.473.3880.

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

Overarching Documents

Meeting Documents