CHIP Examples

NACCHO maintains an online Resource Center for Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP). Contained within that site are examples of high quality CHAs and CHIPs created by local public health department demonstration sites from across the country. These sites "engaged in a robust community health improvement process that yielded two of the three accreditation prerequisites: a CHA and CHIP."

Plumas County, CA

Online: Plumas County CHIP (PDF)
Length: 1.14MB / 35 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Rural, frontier
  • Population of 20,000
  • 89% white/non-Hispanic
  • 20% under age 19
  • 20% are 65 years and older
  1. Increase access to health care
  2. Improve health behaviors
  3. Optimize existing resources
San Francisco, CA

Online: San Francisco CHIP (PDF)
Length: 2.38MB / 47 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Urban
  • Population of approximately 815,000
  • 42% white/non-Hispanic, 33% Asian and 15% Hispanic or Latino
  • 13% under age 18
  • 13.6% are 65 years and older
  1. Ensure Safe and Healthy Living Environments
  2. Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
  3. Increase Access to Quality Health Care and Services
Greater Norwalk Area (seven towns in a single county), CT

Online: Greater Norwalk Area CHA and Improvement Initiative (PDF)
Length: 2.94MB / 11 pages (CHIP begins on page 77)
Planning Tool Used: Association for Community Health Improvement's Community Health Assessment Toolkit

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Urban, suburban
  • Population of approximately 85,000
  • 84% white/non-Hispanic
  • 33% under age 24 and 15%
  • 65 years and older
  1. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  2. Obesity
East Central (eight counties) KS

Online: East Central Kansas Public Health Region CHA and CHIP (PDF)
Length: 5.45MB / 9 pages (CHIP begins on page 15)
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Semi-urban, rural, frontier
  • Population of just under 109,000
  • 95% white/non-Hispanic
  • 27% under age 19
  • 15% are 65 years and older
  1. Oral Health
  2. Healthy Nutrition
Healthy! Capital Counties (three counties), MI

Online: Healthy! Capital Counties CHIP: Setting a Shared Course (PDF)
Length: 1.05MB / 36 pages
Planning Tool Used: Association for Community Health Improvement's Community Health Assessment Toolkit

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Urban, suburban, rural
  • Population of just over 520,000
  • 79% white/non-Hispanic
  • 22% under age 18
  • 11% are 65 years and older
  1. Access to Quality Health Care
  2. Connection to Resources
  3. Obesity
  4. Child Health
  5. Safety and Social Connection
Gallatin County, MT

Online: 2012 Gallatin County CHIP (PDF)
Length: 283KB / 16 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Suburban, rural
  • Population of nearly 90,000
  • 95.4% white/non-Hispanic
  • 25% under age 19 and 9.4%
  • 65 years and older
  1. Access to Care
  2. Collaboration Between Service Providers
  3. Healthy Behaviors Across the Life Span
Logan and Stutsman Counties, ND

Online: CHIP - Logan and Stutsman Counties (PDF)
Length: 2.27MB / 36 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Rural
  • Population of just over 23,000
  • 97% white/non-Hispanic
  • 21% under age 17 and 20%
  • 65 years and older
  1. Obesity and Physical Activity
  2. Safe Driving
  3. Youth Alcohol and Tobacco Use
  4. Mental Health Awareness and Suicide
New Orleans, LA

Online: New Orleans Comunity Health Improvement Report (PDF)
Length: 2.69MB / 36 pages (CHIP begins on page 50)
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Urban
  • Population of just under 342,000
  • 34% white/non-Hispanic and 61% Black or African American
  • 18% under age 19
  • 9% are 65 years and older
  1. Access to Physical and Behavioral Healthcare
  2. Social Determinants of Health
  3. Violence Prevention
  4. Healthy Lifestyles
  5. Family Health
City of Austin/Travis County, TX

Online: Together We Thrive: Austin/Travis County Community Health Plan (PDF)
Length: 8.89MB / 45 pages (CHIP begins on page 93)
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope
  • Urban, suburban, rural
  • Capital of Texas
  • Population of just over 1,024,000
  • 51% white/non-Hispanic
  • 24% under age 18
  • 7% are 65 years and older
Identified Priority Areas
  1. Chronic Disease: Focus on Obesity
  2. Built Environment: Focus on Access to Healthy Food
  3. Built Environment: Focus on Transportation
  4. Access to Primary Care and Mental Health/Behavioral Health Services – focus on improving access to primary care, improving access to mental health, and helping consumers navigate both systems
Thomas Jefferson Health District (one city and five counties), VA

Online: Thomas Jefferson Health District MAPP (PDF)
Length: 14.94MB / 22 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Urban, suburban, rural
  • Population of just under 235,000
  • 79% white/non-Hispanic and 13% Black
  • 21% under age 18
  • 14% are 65 years and older
  1. Obesity
  2. Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  3. Prenatal Care; Racial Disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes
  4. Tobacco Use
Kittatas County, WA

Online: Kittitas County CHIP 2013-2017 (PDF)
Length: 2.81MB / 24 pages
Planning Tool Used: MAPP

Geographic Scope Identified Priority Areas
  • Rural
  • Population of just over 40,000
  • 85% white/non-Hispanic and 8% Hispanic or Latino
  • 18% under age 18
  • 14% are 65 years and older
  1. Coordination and Communication Among Public Health Partners
  2. Health Care Quality and Affordability
  3. Access to Preventive Care and Support Healthy Behaviors