The Importance of CHA and CHIP in Public Health

Achieving and maintaining PHAB accreditation involves meeting stringent national standards to demonstrate effective provision of the 10 Essential Public Health Services. These include: 

  1. Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets (this includes a Community Heath Assessment)
  2. Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
  3. Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
  4. Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships to improve health
  5. Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health (this includes a Community Health Improvement Plan)
  6. Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
  7. Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
  8. Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
  9. Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement
  10. Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health
For more information about the health district's role in the accreditation process, contact Sean Domagalski, manager of performance management.

Engage With Us

The CHA and the CHIP are community-owned documents, inclusive of all stakeholders, partners and community members. They can help agencies focus their activities, obtain resources, and identify partnerships.

Explore our Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) sections to learn more about our initiatives to address community health needs.

We invite community members and partners to join us in being a part of the solutions.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Honor Crawford to explore opportunities to contribute to these important community initiatives.

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