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 Improvement Plan (CHIP) Year Two (2021-2022)
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Year Two (2021-2022)

As we approach the end of the 2017–2022 Community Health Improvement Plan period, the committee concluded to reflect on the work achieved from July 2021 through June 2022. This is an opportunity to learn from current practice and plan for the upcoming 2023–2028 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan.

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. 

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.

CHA Appendices
CHA Appendices
CHIP Annual Reports
CHIP Annual Reports

Agency News

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

2024 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.  

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

Nearing age 65 and not sure when to enroll in Medicare? Received a bill from Medicare and aren’t sure which course to take? For over 40 years, staff at the Kings/Tulare HICAP have provided information, and often relief, to Medicare consumers.

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Here in the Central Valley, temperatures can drop and yield cold temperatures during the winter months, especially when fog and rain become factors. Tulare County Warming Centers are open. Also learn about winter care for outside pets.