Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP)
The Community Health Assessment and Planning (CHAP) process uses a collective approach to improving population health. The CHAP administers the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).
Since 2012, CHAP has been working with partners from across the community to find solutions to challenging health issues. Olmsted County Public Health Services, Olmsted Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, and many community groups lead the collective community efforts. Our membership comes from the public, private and nonprofit sectors and includes health care, housing, education.
CHAP Core Group advisory team and key funding agencies:
- Olmsted County Public Health Services
- Mayo Clinic
- Olmsted Medical Center
Additional partners that help fund the CHAP process:
- Rochester Area Foundation
- United Way of Olmsted County
- Zumbro Valley Health Center
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about getting 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 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) results developed the 2021-2023 CHIP. Community partners and residents played a vital role in evolving the CHIP.
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 strategies for the community with measurable and time-framed objectives
- Describes future monitoring and 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 set up through work between community members and CHAP partners. They were conversations with residents 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 information on each CHIP priority. The profiles explore options for improvement and other local factors that affect our highest health needs in the community.
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
Every three years, CHAP partners conduct a CHNA. This assessment aims to learn about the health status of Olmsted County residents and identify areas for improvement. Olmsted County works with citizens, community groups, health care providers, and legislators. Partners 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.