Community and State Health Improvement Plans (CHIP/SHIP)

Building on the Community Health Assessments, the next step is community (or state) health improvement planning (CHIP/SHIP) is a problem identification and prioritization cycle. It focuses on building partnerships, monitoring health indicators, and identifying specific health issues as priorities. The plan is a blueprint for health improvement that outlines a process by which partnerships work together to address the health needs of the public.

The problem identification and prioritization cycle is followed by an implementation cycle which devises, implements, and finally evaluates the impact of health improvement strategies for priority health issues.


Promising Practices



Community Health Assessment