Checklists: Strategic Plans, CHIPs, QI Plans

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The review checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based on the PHAB standards and other state and national resources (see Checklist References, below). MDH recommends that, whether or not a CHB is actively considering accreditation, they consult the PHAB standards as a point of reference as they engage in the assessment and planning process. The standards serve as a guide for demonstrating accountability to stakeholders, improving the quality of work, enhancing credibility and increasing staff morale. Fulfilling the MDH assessment and planning requirements, however, is not a guarantee of meeting the PHAB standards for the purposes of accreditation.

Checklist References

The checklists for the strategic plan, community health improvement plan (CHIP) and quality improvement (QI) plan are based primarily on the PHAB standards, as well as NACCHO guidance and MDH local assessment and planning guidance. The tables below link each of the review characteristics to the appropriate PHAB, NACCHO or MDH reference.

Checklist References (189KB / 3 pages)

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan Review Checklist (DOC: 23KB)

  • Dated within past five years
  • Lists staff who participated in the strategic planning process
  • Includes a description of the process used to develop the strategic plan
  • Includes mission statement Includes vision statement/elements
  • Lists guiding principles/values
  • Includes an organizational assessment that notes external trends, events or other factors
  • Includes an organizational assessment that analyzes the department's strengths and weaknesses
  • Includes strategic priorities with related goals
  • Includes SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, relevant, time framed) objectives with expected results
  • Links the strategic plan's strategies to the community health improvement plan (CHIP)
  • Links the strategic plan's strategies to the quality improvement plan
  • Describes how plan will be used within the organization

CHIP

CHIP Review Checklist (DOC: 23KB)

  • Dated within past five years
  • Includes full name of CHB or LHD on cover
  • Describes jurisdiction for which the plan is created
  • Describes health inequities in the jurisdiction for which the plan is created
  • Names (e.g. MAPP ) and/or describes process used to complete planning
  • Lists community stakeholders who participated in planning process
  • Documents that CHA information was shared with participants
  • Lists issues and themes identified by stakeholders
  • Describes how community was engaged throughout the planning process
  • Describes the prioritization process used
  • Lists the top community health needs or priorities
  • Includes justification for why each issue is a priority
  • Includes at least one priority aimed at addressing a social determinant of health that arose based on health inequities that were identified in the jurisdiction

QI Plan

QI Plan Review Checklist (DOC: 23KB)

  • Plan is dated within the past year
  • Describes the current culture of quality and/or the desired future state of quality in the organization and how this culture aligns with the organization's mission/vision
  • Notes key elements of the QI team's governance structure
  • Includes glossary of key quality terms (common vocabulary)
  • Describes employee QI training
  • Outlines how organizational QI initiatives and results will be communicated to staff
  • Describes how improvement initiatives are to be identified and/or prioritized
  • Describes goals, objectives and measures with responsible person(s)/team(s) and time-framed targets identified for the various components of the plan
  • Describes monitoring of plan: Data collection and analysis process
  • Describes monitoring of plan: How actions will be taken to make improvements based on progress reports
  • Describes monitoring of plan: How progress will be reported on the stated goals and objectives
  • Describes process to assess effectiveness of the plan