Presented by the Community Health Training Institute
Webinar (90 min)
Topics: Overview of Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) processes; and resource requirements.
Description: This is an introductory webinar where teams are encouraged to attend in groups. Comprehensive community health assessment and health improvement planning processes are now necessitated by accreditation and IRS mandates for interested public health departments and non-profit hospitals. This webinar will provide an overview of these processes; touching upon the components of a guiding framework, multi-sector stakeholder engagement, an evidence-based process, key tools and resources, and success metrics. We will discuss the importance of data-driven efforts that engage a range of stakeholders and partners throughout the process. This webinar will explore how health departments, hospitals, health centers, community-based organizations, community leaders, and other key stakeholders can effectively identify and respond to pressing public health concerns and build on existing community assets to achieve sustainable population health impact.
Audience: Individuals and teams in healthcare, community health, public health, and other key stakeholders including community development corporations, regional planning groups, and community leaders/members who want to work collaboratively on community health assessments (CHAs) and community health improvement plans (CHIPs) to improve population health outcomes.
Learning Objectives: Participants completing this webinar will be able to:
1. Describe a broad overview of CHIP processes and the resources required to complete them
2. Identify tools and strategies for authentic engagement and effective processes that will yield data-driven plans with metrics
This webinar meets the following DPH coalition guidelines:
• Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity
• Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
• Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
• Effective utilization of data to inform goal and activity selection, implementation, and evaluation