Book Accept CHA and CHIP

 

Community Health Assessments (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP) are instrumental to agency or community quality improvement and planning process efforts and are also prerequisites for the national voluntary accreditation program. In this section, you will find tools, samples, presentations, and other resources to support your processes. 

Action Planning

    CHA and Action Planning Handbook: background, reference information and expectations for participants of the CHA and Action Planning Collaborative from Minnesota (July 2007)..

    CHA Guidebook: provides a framework and guidelines for conducting a comprehensive and collaborative community-oriented health assessment. Created by the North Carolina Division of Public Health (last updated December 2010).

    CHA and Action Planning: Collaborative Project Handbook: background, reference information, and expectations for participants of the Multi-State Learning Collaborative Community Health Assessment and Action Planning collaborative in Kansas (2010-2011)..

    Beginning with the End in Mind: Supporting the Development of Health Improvement Plans Designed for Action: presentation given by Shannon Laing of the Michigan Public Health Institute at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Includes 1) the elements of an actionable CHIP that enable ongoing monitoring and evaluation, 2) techniques for engaging partners in a participatory action planning process, and 3) the major phases of implementation and ways to set a group up for successfully moving from planning to action (May 2013)..

    Action Planning Guidance: presentation that provides guidance for action planning. Created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Action Planning Sign-Up Sheet: sign-up sheet for an action planning team. Created by Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Action Plan Template: basic template for developing an action plan. Created by Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Creating Action Plans for Priority Issues: Steps and Tools: five-page document that outlines general action planning steps and provides tools and defines terminology for several of the steps. Created by Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Pre-Work Template for Basic Action Planning: two-page worksheet to help organize the pre-work for basic action planning. Created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Community Partnerships

Identifying Community Partners Worksheet: tool for identifying community partners. Created by the Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Local Public Health System Capture Tool for Essential Service 1 : tool for conducting the Local Public Health Systems Assessment of the National Public Health Performance Standards as part of an overall MAPP process. Created by the New Orleans Health Department (May 2013)..

Sector and Stakeholder Wheel : diagram that shows various sectors involved in CHA-CHIP and the stakeholders in each sector. Created by Health Resource in Action (May 2013)..

Stakeholder Engagement Template : spreadsheet matrix of stakeholder engagement information. Created by Health Resources in Action (May 2013)..

Roles and Responsibilities Matrix: one-page roles and responsibilities matrix (May 2013)..

Data and Data Visualization

    Guide to Health Indicators and Data Sources: overview of data sources and specific indicators for conducting a community health assessment. Created by the Kansas Multi State Learning Collaborative Project (April 20, 2010)..

    Presenting Evaluation Findings: presentation given by Miles McNall, Laura Bates, and Laurie A. Van Egeren of Michigan State University at the Evaluation Circle in East Lansing Michigan. Includes information on 1) a utilization-focused perspective on presenting finding, 2) identifying different target audiences and their information needs, 3) presenting findings to policy makers, and 4) effective visual display of findings (February 2012)..

    Matrix of Data Points Needed for Community Health and Other Assessments: spreadsheet matrix of data points needed for Forces of Change Assessments, Community Themes and Strengths Assessments, Local Public Health System Assessments, and Community Health Status Assessments (May 2013)..

Turning Data Into Information: Visualization and Utilization: presentation given by Julia Heany of the Michigan Public Health Institute, Sarah Hurd of the Kansas Health Institute, and Steve Ridini of Health Resources in Action at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Includes 1)tips and techniques for presenting data in a way that is clear and informs decision making, 2) practical insights regarding communicating with data from peers, and 3) new strategies for displaying data (May 2013)..

Great Data Visualization Using Basic Word Processing and Spreadsheet Software: two-page document with principles, instructions, and tips for creating great data visualization. Created by Linda Scheu and Angela Baldasare and shared at American Evaluation Association Annual Conference (2012)..

Engaging Hospitals in CHNA and Community Benefit

    Guidelines for Conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment: guidelines for conducting a CHNA. Developed by a collaboration of the Connecticut Hospital Association, Connecticut Association of Directors of Health, health departments, hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Connecticut (March 2013)..

    Principles to Consider for the Implementation of a Community Health Needs Assessment Process: principles to inform the implementation of the Affordable Care Act's CHNA provisions applicable to charitable hospitals. These principles offer a pathway for hospitals, public health entities and other interested parties to work collaboratively to address the health needs of their communities. Created by Sarah Rosenbaum, J.D., The George Washington University (June 2013)..

    Narrative for CHA/CHIP - CHNA Collaboration: two-page narrative overview of the CHA/CHIP - CHNA process. Created by the Kentucky and Appalachia Public Health Training Center (May 2013)..

    CHA/CHIP and CHNA Crosswalk: crosswalk that illustrates the similarities and differences between CHA/CHIP and CHNA. Created by Carman and Davis (May 2013)..

    Opportunities for Collaboration in the Community Health Assessment Process: one-page diagram that illustrates opportunities for collaboration between CHA/CHIP and CHNA. Created by Kansas Health Institute (April 23, 2013)..

    Supporting Nonprofit Hospitals with CHNA and Implementation of Community Benefit: presentation given by Kevin Barnett of Public Health Institute, Sarah Hurd of the Kansas Health Institute, Steve Ridini of Health Resources in Action, and Reena Chudgar of NACCHO at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Includes 1) information on the IRS requirements and recommendations for CHNAs, 2) methods and guidance for assisting hospitals in defining "community" for their CHNA and implementation plans, 3) new ideas and success stories for engaging public health and other stakeholders with hospitals for assessment and planning, and 4) capacity building activities and tools for moving hospitals from Community Benefit activities to Effective Community Health Interventions (May 2013)..

CHNA Pre-Workbook: pre-workbook for invitees to a key informant meeting for a CHNA. Includes community needs and assets worksheets, as well as prioritization worksheets for health needs and interventions. Created by the Louisiana Public Health Institute for their Gulf Region Health Outreach Program: Primary Care Capacity Project (December 18, 2012)..

Health Department and Hospital CHNA Crosswalk: crosswalk that illustrates the similarities and differences between CHA/CHIP and CHNA. Created by Kansas Partnership for Improving Community Health (February 29, 2012)..

CHA Summary of IRS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: CHNAs and Implementation Strategies: background information about IRS CHNA requirement and answers to frequently about it. Created by Catholic Health Association of the United States (April 2013)..

Proposed Rules for CHNA for Charitable Hospitals: proposed IRS regulations on CHNA for charitable hospitals, enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Published by the U.S. Government (April 5, 2013)..

Notice of Proposed Rule Making on CHNA Requirement for Charitable Hospitals: presentation given by Preston Quesenberry of the IRS for the Catholic Health Association of the United States Webinar (May 7, 2013)..

Example CHAs and CHIPs

Minnesota State Health Improvement Plan Progress Brief - Year 3: sample SHIP progress update from Minnesota Department of Health (January 2013).

East Central Kansas Public Health Region's CHA-CHIP: sample CHA-CHIP from the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition (December 15, 2012)..

Austin/Travis County's CHA: sample CHA-CHIP from the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (December 2012)..

Greater Norwalk Area's CHA-CHIP: sample CHA-CHIP from the Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk Health Department (December 2012)..

New Orleans CHA-CHIP: sample CHA-CHIP from the New Orleans Health Department (January 2013)..

Facilitation

    Facilitator Toolkit: A Guide for Helping Groups Get Results: comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to tools, methods and techniques for assisting groups with planning and improvement projects and interactive meetings. Its clear, simple explanations and directions lead the reader through the selection and application of practical tools that have been tested with university groups. Created by Office of Quality Improvement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (September 2007).

    Agenda Design Template: comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to tools, methods and techniques for assisting groups with planning and improvement projects and interactive meetings. Its clear, simple explanations and directions lead the reader through the selection and application of practical tools that have been tested with university groups. Created by Office of Quality Improvement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (September 2007)..

    Example Agenda for Community Engagement Meeting: created by Kansas Health Institute (September 2010)..

    Example Invitation to Community Engagement Meeting: created by Kansas Health Institute (September 2010)..

    Facilitation Guide for Community Engagement Meeting: created by Kansas Health Institute (September 2010)..

Blank ORID Template: shared at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans (May 2013)..

Creating Effective Facilitation Plans for Capacity Building CHA/CHIP Support: presentation given by Laurie Call of the Illinois Public Health Institute at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Teaches how to 1) apply a tool for development of effective facilitation plans, 2) describe methods for building partner capacity for effective facilitation, and 3) match facilitation tools and techniques with client needs (May 2013)..

Double ORID Template: shared at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans (May 2013)..

Consensus Workshop Template: shared at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans (May 2013)..

Community Health Summit Facilitator Guide: facilitator guide for a session that aims to assess the desire and capacity of organizations to participate in planning and initiatives that seek to improve health in the workforce, and to allow participants to sign and participate in a Community Health Improvement Compact for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. Created by Earl Nupsius Benjamin and Alex Priebe of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Getting Started

    CHA Preparation Overview: presentation given by Gianfranco Pezzino of the Kansas Health Institute for the Multi-State Learning Collaborative 3 Learning Session. Includes a description of the steps of a CHA process, with a focus on the regional approach taken in Kansas (March 25, 2010)..

    CHA/CHIP Steps and Tools Training: presentation given by the Minnesota Department of Health. Includes an overview of the steps of a CHA and CHIP process from Minnesota (July 9, 2009)..

    CHA Process Steps Training: presentation given by Kim McCoy of the Minnesota Department of Health for the Multi-State Learning Collaborative 3. Includes a step-by-step breakdown of a CHA process, with a special focus on engaging the community from Minnesota (March 25, 2011). .

    Quick Tips for CHA Collaboratives: three-page summary of lessons learned by the counties involved in the Kansas Multi-State Learning Collaborative 3 around data handling, community engagement and the use of quality improvement tools as they relate to CHA. .

    State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Guidance and Resources: includes 1) a summary of the findings of a review of current SHIP activities undertaken by Purdue University's Health care Technical Assistance Program in partnership with and funding from ASTHO and CDC, 2) recommendations for undertaking a SHIP process and 3) links to resources with additional information. Published by ASTHO (2011)..

    Project Charter Template: created by the Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Work Plan Development Template: created by the Kansas Health Institute (May 2013)..

Sample Coaching Meeting Notes: created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

PHABulous Health Assessments & Improvement Plans: Achieving PHAB Standards: presentation given by David Stone of PHAB, Denise Pavletic of ASTHO, and Reena Chudgar of NACCHO at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Includes 1) information on PHAB requirements for CHA/CHIP, 2) methods and guidance for helping clients and partners understand what a high quality CHA/CHIP process involves, 3) a framework for aligning CHAs, CHIPs, Strategic Plans, and Quality Improvement Plans, and 4) tools, methods, and processes for aligning CHIPs with other national/state/community plans (May 2013)..

A Cadillac for the Price of a Chevy? Consulting for Development of Realistic CHA/CHIP Work plans: presentation given by Laurie Call of Illinois Public Health Institute, Julia Heany of Michigan Public Health Institute, and Jennifer McKeever of NNPHI at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans. Includes 1) key questions to ask as a consultant to advise on the selection of a CHA/CHIP process/model, 2) options for effective leadership/advisory structures for CHA, CHIP and Implementation/Monitoring , 3) strategies for defining and communicating roles for all parties engaged in a consulting agreement for CHA/CHIP support, and 4) resource needs and potential resources to support CHA/CHIP (May 2013)..

CHA-CHIP Fact Sheet with Descriptions of Various Processes: a description of what comprises a CHA and a CHIP and a table comparing three CHA-CHIP methods (Preceed-Proceed, Healthy Communities, and Planned Approach to Community Health) that includes a basic description, steps, principles and notable characteristics of each (May 2013)..

Sample Contract for CHA: created by Health Resources in Action (October 11, 2012)..

Health Problems, Prioritization, and Strategy

Strategic Issue/Health Problem Worksheet: created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013).

Tips for Identifying Strategic Issues from Top Health Priority Areas: created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013).

Community Health Plan Worksheet: created by the Illinois Public Health Institute (May 2013).

Health Problem Analysis Worksheet: shared at the CHA-CHIP training in New Orleans (May 2013).

Model and Evidence-Based Public Health Programs and Policy Websites : list of websites along with the website aim and notes. Created by the Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk Health Department (August 1, 2012).

Rating Key Health Priorities Worksheet : created by Health Resources in Action (May 2013).

Participant Ranking Handout : created by Health Resources in Action (May 2013).

Implementation and Monitoring

CHIP Committee Meeting and Activity Tracking Log: created by the Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Data Dashboard Worksheet: created by the Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013).

Monitoring CHIP Work Plan Worksheet: created by the Michigan Public Health Institute (May 2013)..

Logic Models

    CHA Plan and Logic Model: a local county's plan and logic model for conducting CHA and CHIP process from Washington state .

Tearless Logic Model: article by Ashlee D. Lien, Justin P. Greenleaf, Michael K. Lemke, Sharon M. Hakim, Nathan P. Swink, Rosemary Wright, and Greg Meissen of Wichita State University. Published in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice (December 2011)..

Other Example Documents

East Central Kansas Community Quality of Life Survey Analysis and Report of Findings : a summary of the data analysis from the Community Quality of Life Survey completed by residents. Prepared by the Kansas Health Institute for the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition (May 2012)..

Community Health Improvement Task Force Roles : created by Norwalk Hospital and Norwalk Health Department (May 2013)..

CHA-CHIP Posters: prepared by the Kansas Health Institute for the East Central Kansas Public Health Coalition (May 2013)..

Key Informant Interview Report: sample key informant interview document from Christus St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Created by the Louisiana Public Health Institute (2012)..

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