Community Health Improvement Plan
A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a systemic way of identifying the needs, priorities, and resources of a community, resulting in strategies to address priority areas. A well-done CHIP is both a product (the plan) and a process (enhancing capacity/assets). A well-done CHIP can:
National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed the Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) tool which guides community health planning processes. The MAPP tool brings together four assessments (Community Themes and Strengths, Local Public Health Systems, Community Health Status and Forces of Change assessments). Data and results from these assessments are used to develop a community strategic plan.