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 South 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 South Region Community Leadership Team, a group of community leaders who help to support the plan.
Live Well San Diego South Region Thriving Summit
On June 16, 2015, Health and Human Services Agency South Region held a summit to engage a range of recognized Live Well San Diego partners, existing Leadership Team members, and other community members in the region in identifying innovative thriving strategies to help lift families out of poverty. Attendees represented a range of public sector, non-profit, philanthropic and private sector organizations that lead efforts in the South Region and countywide for healthy, safe and thriving communities. The summit included a panel of experts, breakout sessions and a wall of successes in which participants could highlight success stories in their organization that aligned with Live Well San Diego.
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-- 59% of deaths in San Diego County’s South Region. Community leaders have partnered with County representatives in the South 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 South Region set the the framework for developing the South Region Community Health Improvement Plan. You can learn more about the South Region CHA (conducted in 2012) on page 145 of the County of San Diego CHA.