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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Florida Department of Health in Lake County


Lake County Health Department Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF 25.05MB)

A community health improvement plan is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health concerns in a community. The plan is based on the results of health assessment activities, and is part of a community health improvement process.

The 2020-2023 Lake County CHIP uses the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, or MAPP, model.

MAPP - Your Community Roadmap to Health!

More information about the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model of community health planning can be found at

  • Phase 1: Organizing for Success

Public health belongs to the community. In order to create the conditions in which people can be healthy, communities must collectively address social, economic, environmental, and biological factors. Improving the public’s health requires the expertise of all those who live and work in the community, and all entities make important contributions to the local public health system.  Learn more about the local public health system.

MAPP - Your community Roadmap to Health

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County facilitated a community-driven strategic planning process of improving health by organizing a series of three workshops in September through November of 2016. A consensus workshop is a structured facilitation method to help groups think, talk and work together.

Using the musical theme, A "Symphony of Health", the workshops moved the Lake County community from health planning into action and implementation with consensus. The process results in a new community health improvement action plan for the next three years.

  • Phase 2: Visioning
Consensus Workshops - Community Health Improvement Planning 2016-2019 - Lake County, Florida

Participants of the consensus workshops synthesized community feedback to clarify a vision for the future:

  • Obtainable, Quality Services for Optimal Health
  • Evolving Collaboration for Transforming Community Health & Wellness
  • Achieving Prevention through Compassionate Education & Awareness

Community Health Improvement Planning Consensus Workshop (Common Visions) (PDF 101KB)

What One Word Describes you Vision of Health?

  • Phase 3: The Four Assessments

Local Public Health Assessment

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County facilitated a county-wide Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA). A local public health system assessment is a process which evaluates and documents how well the local public health system fulfills the ten essential services of public health. The assessment was completed in a series of five weekly workshops which ran through April and May of 2016. Participants representing organizations whose combined activities contribute to the health and wellbeing of the community in Lake County reviewed and assessed performance based on a set of national standards.

 See the results of the 2016 Local Public Health System Assessment

2016 Public Health Systesm Assessment

Community Health Status, Community Themes & Strengths, and Forces of Change Assessments

Participants of the consensus workshops reviewed local community health assessments and had some courageous discussions about strategic directions moving forward.

Community Data

Community Data: Raw or minimally synthesized data on specific demographics, populations, and health indicators.

  1. 2017 Data Compendium
  2. Florida CHARTS (PDF 8MB)


Assessments:  Community data that has been reviewed, compiled, or analyzed in some way, often drawing conclusions about issues and proposing next steps.

  1. 2015 Central Florida Community Benefit Collaboration Community Health Needs Assessment
  2. 2016 South Lake Hospital Needs Assessment
  3. 2015 Leesburg Regional Community Health Needs Assessment
  4. 2016 Florida Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
  5. BeFree Lake Quality of Life Report

Implementation Plans

Implementation Plans:  Strategic planning on how to address issues in a specific and measurable way.

Impact Reports

Impact Reports:  Report about an agency, group, program, project, etc. that details outputs and outcomes in the community.

  • Phase 4: Identify Strategic Issues

Participants of the consensus workshops used a prioritization matrix tool to pare-down from a list of 34 health issues identified in the community health assessments and rank the top ten health issues by perceived health impact.

  • Phase 5: Formulate Goals and Strategies

Participants of the consensus workshops suggested goals and identified evidence-based strategies for each of the top five focus areas of the community health improvement plan (CHIP) for the next three years.

  • Phase 6: The Action Cycle


Information on upcoming CHIP and health-related events and activities, can be located the Lake County Online Events Calendar.


  • CHIP Team
  • CHIP Focus Groups
  • CHIP Annual Implementation Report

Be a part of CHIP

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about community health improvement planning, please contact us at

Florida Department of Health in Lake County
Administrative Services
16140 US Highway 441
Eustis, FL 32726
(352) 589-6424