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Overview of the Community Health Improvement Planning Process (postponed)

September 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This training has been cancelled and will be rescheduled


Presented by the Community Health Training Institute

Topics: Overview of Community Health Assessment (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Strategic Planning (SP) processes; public health department accreditation; and resource requirements.

Description: Comprehensive community health assessment, community health improvement plan, and strategic planning processes are now necessitated by accreditation and IRS mandates for public health departments and non-profit hospitals. This session will provide an outline of how these processes overlap with an overview of each; touching upon the components of stakeholder engagement, key tools, success metrics, and the importance of high-quality evaluation. We will discuss the importance of data-driven efforts that engage a range of stakeholders and partners throughout the process. This workshop presentation will explore how health departments, hospitals, and community-based organizations can effectively identify and respond to pressing public health concerns and build off of existing community assets to achieve sustainable positive impact.

The training will be interactive and participants will be encouraged to share questions and scenarios from their work for discussion. Participants will explore topics such as: What amount of time, expertise, and other resources does the CHA-CHIP-SP process require? How does an organization complete the process quickly and in a fiscally sound manner? How does an organization do this work most effectively? How can an organization manage politics and competing incentives among partners? Local partners will share case study examples of their on-the-ground experience.

Audience: Individuals and teams in healthcare and community health, who want to work effectively and collaboratively towards community health goals; representatives from public health organizations considering engaging in a CHA-CHIP-SP process to work towards accreditation.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing the training will be able to

1. Describe a broad overview of CHA-CHIP-SP processes and the resources required to complete them.
2. Identify tools and strategies for engagement and effective processes that will yield data-driven plans with metrics that are monitored for success.
3. Understand accreditation requirements for public health departments and resources for starting the process.

Trainer: Amanda Ayers, Health Resources in Action


ACCOMMODATION: If you are in need of accommodation of any kind, please feel welcome to discuss with Stefanie Valovic by 9-15-15. She may be reached at [email protected] or 617-279-2240 x534.



September 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm