Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP)
The Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) process uses a collaborative approach to improving population health. The CHAP consists of administering the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
The CHAP was founded in 2012 on the idea that solutions to complex health issues can be found when partners from across the community work as one. The community collaborative efforts are led by Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and many community organizations. Our membership comes from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and includes health care, housing, education.
An executive committee of core partner organizations (Mayo Clinic, Olmsted County, and Olmsted Medical Center) coordinates CHAP’s overall work and is accountable for our outcomes. Additionally, the CHAP process is funded through the three core organizations and funding partners (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 provide guidance to 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.
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Every three years, CHAP partners conduct a CHNA. The purpose of this assessment is to learn about the health status of the people living in Olmsted County and identify areas for improvement. The assessment is done 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.