The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) outlines an action plan to address several strategic focus areas that are based on community health and safety needs in the Central Region identified by the Community Health Assessment. The CHIP helps health officials and community members’ work together to set priorities, direct the use of resources, and develop and implement projects and programs to improve community health and wellness over the long term. The CHIP is continually guided by the Central Region Community Leadership Team, a group of community leaders who help to support the plan.
Live Well San Diego Central Region Leadership Team Summit
On May 26, 2015, the County of San Diego hosted the Live Well San Diego Central Region Leadership Team Summit. The event brought togetherLive Well San Diego recognized partners, community organizations, and the public at large in the Central Region to strengthen existing partnerships and programs that support healthy, safe and thriving communities.
The CHIP is informed by the 3-4-50 Chronic Disease Brief and the Community Health Assessment featured below.
3-4-50 are the three numbers that led to the inception of the Live Well San Diego vision and serve as the cornerstone of the Building Better Health strategy. Three behaviors contribute to four diseases that cause over 50 percent of deaths worldwide and 55% of deaths in San Diego County’s Central Region. Community leaders have partnered with County representatives in the Central Region to better understand these trends and to begin planning for ways to change health behaviors, which in turn could help to prevent these chronic conditions.
A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a collaborative process of collecting information to help educate and mobilize communities, develop priorities, secure resources and plan actions to improve a region’s health. The Community Health Assessment in Central Region set the framework for developing the Central Region Community Health Improvement Plan. You can learn more about the Central Region CHA (conducted in 2012) on page 67 of the County of San Diego CHA.