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. 

Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2017 : without appendices
Community Health Assessment (CHA) 2017 : without appendices

This is a copy of the Community Health Assessment (CHA) without the appendices.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix A
Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix A

Community Health Status Assessment Report 2016

Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix B
Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix B

Community Themes and Strengths Assessment Results

Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix C
Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix C

Community Themes and Strengths Assessment: Focus Group Reports

Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix D
Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix D

Forces of Change Report

Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix E
Community Health Assessment (CHA) - Appendix E

Local Public Health System Assessment Results


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