CHIP - Community Health Improvement Plan
A Community Health Improvement Plan or CHIP is a strategic plan for the community to systematically identify priority health issues, and write a plan with community partners to improve health. Marion County Health and Human Services first convened partners to develop a CHIP in 2011. Since then, MCHHS Public Health Division has continued to build relationships with partners to continue community health improvement planning work. The CHIP partnership has changed over time, but it consistently brings the health department, local hospital systems, and other community partners together to collectively impact health issues as prioritized by the community. Our hope is that by addressing these health issues as a community we can make lasting, long-term improvements in the health of our residents.
A diverse and inclusive community with a physical environment that facilitates optimal physical and social health, infrastructure that supports economic growth and stability, and an integrated health care system that promotes equitable access to whole person care. - Adopted 2018
To maintain a partnership that achieves collective impact on improving the health of our community through:
- Oversight and monitoring of a county-wide strategic action plan;
- Promotion of community and organizational policies to improve CHIP health priorities; and
- Coordination with priority area-specifc workgroups convened by CHIP and other community partners.
- Behavioral Health
- Substance Use
The Core Executive Committee and Steering Committee provided input during hte CHA and continue to oversee the CHIP process. Members include:
Core Executive Committee: Marion County Health & Human Services, Polk County Health Services, Legacy Silverton, Santiam Hospital, Salem Health, Kaiser Permanente, Willamette Health Council, PacificSource Marion-Polk Coordinated Care Organization
Steering Committee: Local agencies, organizations, and non-profits
Current CHIP Progress
The new Marion-Polk County CHIP is in production. Originally, the counties intended to write a new CHIP in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed this work. In October 2020, Marion County Public Health Division restarted CHIP activities and organized Priority Area Work Groups to write the CHIP.
In December 2020, 54 Work Group members representing organizations across Marion and Polk Counties convened for orientation sessions to learn about the Marion-Polk County CHIP. Work Groups met for work sessions in January and February of 2021 to start writing goals, strategies, and population health outcome measures for the CHIP to address behavioral health, substance use, and housing as health issues in our community. The CHIP remains a work in progress.
If you are interested in participating in the Marion-Polk CHIP process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Health Improvement Plan
CHIP Action Plan 2018, with updates 2/2019
CHIP Action Plan 2018
2017 CHIP Action Plan, with updates 8/2018
CHIP 2016-2018, update 4/2018
2017 CHIP Booklet
CHIP 2016-2018, update 4/2017
2017 CHIP Action Plan
CHIP 2016 Action Plan Updates
2016 CHIP Action Plan
CHIP 2012-2015, update 12/2015
CHIP 2012-2015, Final Action Plan Progress Report
2011 CHIP Booklet
Polk County CHA/CHIP