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CHIP 2.0 – Reinvigorating Partnerships and Effectively Revising Community Health Improvement Plans
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
In order to apply for accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), Tribal, state, and local health departments must conduct a collaborative health assessment of the community they serve. In addition to being a requirement for accreditation, these assessments and their resulting action plans can be very valuable to health departments and local partners when carving out a strategic course to follow in affecting population health outcomes. The process of conducting a Community Health Assessment, or “CHA,” includes identifying and recruiting local stakeholders with whom to partner and collect, analyze, and present data. To be comprehensive and illuminate population health status, CHAs should include data on local demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, behavioral health, the environment (built and natural), morbidity and mortality, quality of life, local resources, community assets, and other social, Tribal, community, or state determinants of health status. Once the CHA is complete, the health department and its partners must use the data to identify public health priorities and plan collaborative actions to improve the population’s health, the result of which is commonly referred to as a Community Health Improvement Plan, or “CHIP.”
PHAB requires health departments to use an accepted state, national, private or other participatory model to guide the CHA and CHIP work. Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process and has become a popular model for health departments to use when working in collaboration with outside partners to assess and address priority health issues. MAPP uses four different assessments to identify local health opportunities and potential challenges. It also provides a framework for developing specific strategies, action and evaluation frameworks.
In this interactive session, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) staff will provide an overview of the MAPP process, and staff from the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) will discuss the Department’s experience using the MAPP framework to conduct its CHA and CHIP.
Session Objectives: Describe the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process
Discuss how a Community Health Improvement process can inform a health department’s approach to improving population health
Discuss how different types of community partners are valuable to the Community Health Improvement process
Explain how health departments may strategically recruit partners, revise Community Health Improvement action plans, and construct a sustainable Community Health Improvement framework
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Organized by: APHA-Center for Professional Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)