Marion-Polk Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Updated: June 30, 2021
The Marion-Polk CHIP 2021-2025 is a guide for how our community can work together to improve health in three priority areas: substance use, behavioral health supports, and housing. There are nine aims, 11 measures, and 59 strategies in the CHIP.
The MCHHS Public Health Division led the process to review local health data, identify gaps, and write goals for the desired health improvements we want to see in the community. Forty six organizations across Marion and Polk Counties participated in work groups to guide writing the CHIP.
Download the CHIP to see our shared vision for healthier community.
Plan de Mejora de la Salud Comunitaria de Marion-Polk 2021-2025
A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is a strategic plan that serves as a guide for the community to identify priority health issues, and coordinate 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 & Human Services 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-specific workgroups convened by CHIP and other community partners.
During the year-long Community Health Assessment (CHA) process, completed with the MAPP Framework, Marion and Polk Counties identified three priority health issues that will be the focus of the next CHIP:
- Behavioral Health
- Substance Use
The Core Executive Committee and Steering Committee provided input during the 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
If you are interested in participating in the Marion-Polk CHIP process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Health Improvement Plan
Marion-Polk CHIP 2021-2025
Plan de Mejora de la Salud Comunitaria de Marion-Polk 2021-2025CHIP Summary
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