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 North 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 long-term community health and wellness. The CHIP is continually guided by the Live Well San Diego North Central Region Leadership Team, a group of community leaders who support the implementation of the plan.
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 preventable deaths worldwide. In North Central Region, those same three behaviors and four diseases lead to 54% of deaths. Community leaders have partnered with County representatives in the North 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 North Central Region has set the framework for developing the North Central Community Health Improvement Plan. You can learn more about the North Central Region CHA in the link below.