Lane County Public Health, United Way of Lane County, PeaceHealth, and Trillium are currently conducting the 2015 Community Health Assessment (CHA) which will inform the 2016 Community Health Improvement Plan.
A community health improvement plan is a “long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. This plan is used by health and other governmental education and human service agencies, in collaboration with community partners, to set priorities and coordinate and target resources” (Public Health Accreditation Board, 2011).
The 2013 Lane County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), based off the 2012 Community Health Assessment, is a framework for developing and implementing short and long term strategies to focus the attention and work of policy makers, nonprofits, business leaders and community members over three years (2013-2016).
Key Objectives of the 2013 Lane County Community Health Improvement Plan
- Advance and Improve Health Equity
- Improve Access to Health Care
- Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use
- Slow the Increase of Obesity
- Prevent and Reduce Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Even though there has been decades of progress in reducing disease and early death, these are complex challenges that impact our community far beyond health care. There are education and economic implications for poor health; addressing these issues successfully requires resources, effort, innovations and most importantly, participation from everyone.
Community Health Improvement Plan: A Summary
Lane County Healthy Future – CHIP 2013
Download the full CHIP document (PDF)