Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
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 2017-2020 Lake County CHIP uses the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, or MAPP, model.
More information about the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model of community health planning can be found at http://naccho.org/programs/public-healthinfrastructure/mapp.
- 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.
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
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
- 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.
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: Raw or minimally synthesized data on specific demographics, populations, and health indicators.
Assessments: Community data that has been reviewed, compiled, or analyzed in some way, often drawing conclusions about issues and proposing next steps.
- 2015 Central Florida Community Benefit Collaboration Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2016 South Lake Hospital Needs Assessment
- 2015 Leesburg Regional Community Health Needs Assessment
- 2016 Florida Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment
- BeFree Lake Quality of Life Report
Implementation Plans: Strategic planning on how to address issues in a specific and measurable way.
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.
- Results Overview of 648 total possible score (PDF 38KB)
- 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
- Q: Where can I find the 2017-2020 CHIP?
- A: The current CHIP reports can be located at http://lake.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health-planning-and-statistics/index.html
- Q: How can I stay informed?
- A: Sign up to continue to receive communication regarding upcoming CHIP and health-related events and activities.
- Q: How can I be a part of the action?
- A: Sign up to Join the CHIP team and let others know what your organization/neighborhood is doing or planning related to the top focus areas.
To learn more about community health improvement planning, please contact us at DOHLakeCHIP@flhealth.gov
Florida Department of Health in Lake County
16140 US Highway 441
Eustis, FL 32726
- Participating Organizations
South Lake Health Clinic