This SCHSAC workgroup is no longer active.
This ad hoc group will review the findings of the 2005-2009 CHAAP planning cycle process evaluation conducted by Minnesota Department of Health (MHD) staff, and if necessary make recommendations for modification of the next CHAAP process and/or tools for the next five-year CHAAP cycle (2010-2014).
Major changes to the Local Public Health Act of 2003 (MN Statutes 145 A.10, Subd. 5a) led to the development of the CHAAP process. The CHAAP process is based on the former Community Health Services (CHS) assessment and planning process. Although it is similar as it includes community health assessment and planning components, it also includes several newly designed components, including a capacity self-assessment and improvement plans for both capacity and community health designed around the six areas of public health responsibility. The 2005-2009 CHAAP cycle was considered a transition and learning period for local public health departments as well as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
The intent of the 2005-2009 CHAAP guidelines was to provide sufficient ﬂexibility in assessment, planning, and reporting to allow for the varied circumstances of Minnesota’s local public health departments, while providing some helpful structure to help local decision makers and the general public understand public health responsibilities.
SCHSAC convened an ad hoc group in 2005 to develop the format of and make recommendations for implementation of the action planning portion of CHAAP. Among the recommendations was “SCHSAC should periodically review and modify, if needed, the communitywide assessment, prioritization, planning processes and reporting formats.”
MDH staff will be conducting a process evaluation of the CHAAP 2005-2009 cycle between January and May 2010. The evaluation will include the perspectives of local public health, the perspectives of MDH, and a summary of the impact of the national performance standards and the voluntary accreditation program on CHAAP.
Ad hoc group members will participate in one ad hoc group meeting via phone conference and one in-person meeting between the months of May and June 2010. Membership will include local public health directors/administrators and local public health staff that have experience with CHAAP.
- Julie Myhre, Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis CHB
- Brad Meyer, Nobles-Rock CHB
- Ann Bajari, Meeker-McLeod-Sibley CHB
- Susan Brace Adkins, Goodhue CHB
- Melanie Countryman, Dakota CHB
The Community and Family Health Division, Office of Public Health Practice, will provide staff support to this activity.