Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP)
The Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) process uses a collaborative approach to improving population health. The CHAP administers the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
Since 2012, the CHAP has worked on the idea that partners from across the community can find solutions to complex health issues when they work as one. Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and many community organizations lead the collaborative community efforts. Our membership comes from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and includes health care, housing, education.
Olmsted County works with Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center coordinating CHAP’s overall work and is accountable for our outcomes. Additionally, three core organizations fund the CHAP process (Rochester Area Foundation, United Way of Olmsted County, and Zumbro Valley Health Center).
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about how to get involved in the CHAP process, please contact:
Olmsted County Public Health Services
Performance Management, Quality Improvement, and Accreditation Team
Derrick Fritz, Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) Coordinator
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The purpose of the CHIP is to guide the community on improving the highest need community health priorities. The 2021- 2023 CHIP is grounded in results from the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and has been developed collaboratively with community partners and residents.
Specifically, the 2021- 2023 CHIP:
- Describes the CHAP process, including a timeline, contextual information, and partners involved
- Outlines the three community health priorities (Mental Health, Financial Stress, and Substance Use)
- Identifies a plan to develop community-level strategies with measurable and time-framed objectives
- Describes future implementation, monitoring, and evaluation strategies
Below you will find the full CHIP Document, CHIP Supplemental Document, CHIP Implementation Plan, and most recent Annual Report.
In the summer of 2021, Community Dialogues were planned and implemented through collaboration with community members and CHAP partners. They were conversations with individuals with lived experiences of the three community health priorities. The below report highlights the Community Dialogue process and themes.
Data Profiles related to each of the three community health priorities are below. They provide additional context to the data for each CHIP priority and an opportunity to explore further local factors that impact our top community health needs.
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Every three years, CHAP partners conduct a CHNA. This assessment aims to learn about the health status of the people living in Olmsted County and identify areas for improvement. Olmsted County evaluates in collaboration with citizens, community organizations, health care providers, and policymakers. Collaborators help prioritize health issues in our county, then develop action plans to improve health across priority health issues.
Below you will find the full CHNA and the CHNA Supplemental Document.