Community Health Improvement Plan

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 North County 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 North County Community Leadership Team, a group of community leaders who help to support the plan. 

North County Community Health Improvement Plan

  

The CHIP is informed by the 3-4-50 Chronic Disease Briefs and the Community Health Assessment featured below.

3-4-50: Chronic Disease in North County

3-4-50 Chronic Disease in San Diego County

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--  51%  and 54% of deaths in San Diego County’s North Coastal Region and North Inland Region respectively.  Community leaders have partnered with County representatives in the North County Regions 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.

Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Community Health Assessment

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 North County set the the framework for developing the North County Community Health Improvement Plan.  You can learn more about the North County CHA (conducted in 2012) on page 119 of the County of San Diego CHA.