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Community Health Improvement Plan Review Checklist

Download: CHIP Review Checklist (DOC)

  • 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

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.

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.

Download: Checklist References (PDF)