Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement (CHIP) initiatives

Promoting collaboration and communication between key stakeholders in the public health sector.

About NNPHI’s CHA/CHIP Initiatives

Our network of public health institutes is primed to support our partners in CHA/CHIP initiatives (or strategic Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and implementation planning). We are committed to providing quality technical assistance while working in partnership with people, local health departments, and communities.

With reputations as trusted conveners, with expertise in facilitation, data collection and synthesis, and partner engagement, NNPHI and its member institutes are well-positioned to support to a range of organizations in their collaborative CHA/CHIP initiatives.

Community Health Improvement Capacity Building Webinars and Case Studies

This series of webinars and case studies developed in collaboration with the NNPHI Community Health Improvement Work Group aims to build the capacity of public health institutes to use specific community health improvement tools and techniques.

Rapid Regional Community Health Assessment: A Gulf Coast Case Study, May 2014

Collaborating with the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), NNPHI focused on a rapid regional community health assessment process developed and implemented by LPHI to inform funding and resource allocation decisions for community health centers in the Gulf Coast region following the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in 2010. The rapid timeline and regional scope of this project were determined by the Deep Water Horizon medical benefits class action settlement administered by the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, requiring LPHI to think outside the box in adapting standard community health improvement tools and processes.

CASPER Methods for Community Health Assessments: A North Carolina Case Study, June 2014

Collaborating with the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), NNPHI examined the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) method for primary data collection utilized by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) to inform the public health needs identified in Community Health Assessments (CHAs).

CHI Collaborative Handbook and CHI Template: A Kansas Case Study, August 2014

Partnering with the Kansas Health Institute (KHI), NNPHI explored the Community Health Improvement (CHIP) Collaborative Handbook and CHIP Template developed by the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) by adapting tools developed by other public health institutes. The case study also details how the tools have been used by a local health department in their community health improvement efforts.

Community Health Improvement Navigator

Partnering with Health Resources in Action (HRiA) and the CDC’s Office of the Associate Director for Policy, NNPHI helped to develop the Community Health Improvement Navigator—a one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources. The CHI Navigator is a website for people who lead or participate in community health improvement work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. and Community Health Improvement Hub

Partnering with the Public Health Institute (PHI) in Oakland, CA, the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships, Inc, and the CDC’s Division of Community Health, NNPHI helped develop a community health improvement hub on to enhance community health improvement processes around the nation.

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