Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Starting in the fall of 2015, the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Public Health Branch has partnered with almost 90 representatives from an array of public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and numerous residents to gain insight on issues impacting county residents’ health and well-being. As a result of this collaboration, we are pleased to publish the Tulare County Community Health Assessment. This report provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the state of health in Tulare County.

Tulare County Public Health has also collaborated with community partners to prioritize health issues and to develop and implement a community health improvement plan, which will serve as a roadmap for the Agency and community to begin to address some of the health issues described in this report.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2017: Full Report
Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2017: Full Report

The CHA is intended to assess health behaviors, health outcomes and the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting health in Tulare County through the collection of data and by listening to the ideas and concerns of people and organizations from across the county.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2017-2022: Full Report
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2017-2022: Full Report

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address critical issues affecting the health of the Tulare County community. This plan is the result of collaboration with community partners from institutions ranging from hospitals and clinics to nonprofit groups and civic organizations, and is based on data gathered from the Community Health Assessment report. 

CHA Appendices
CHA Appendices
CHIP Annual Reports
CHIP Annual Reports

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Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

HHSA is honored to announce that our very own Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, and Public Health Director, Karen M. Elliott, have been awarded the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health for 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Do You Know About CarePortal

Do You Know About CarePortal

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2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.