Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

What is a CHIP? 

A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) uses the results of a Community Health Assessment (CHA) to set goals and objectives for addressing a community’s most pressing health needs. CHIPs can be used to secure funding and organize resources needed to address identified needs.

Since 2010, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services (DPHCS) has worked with community agencies, partners, and members in a collaborative planning process that has resulted in three completed CHAs (2011, 2014, and 2017) and three CHIPs (2012-2015, 2015-2018, and 2018-2021).

2021-2024 CHIP

The 2021-2024 Greater Nashua CHIP is the fourth consecutive CHIP, based off the 2020 CHA. The Greater Nashua PHAC Executive Committee and CHIP Planning Team chose the following health priority areas for the 2021-2024 CHIP based on the 2020 Greater Nashua CHA (*indicates state requirement):

  • Behavioral Health*
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness*

We are currently in the process of developing the 2021-2024 CHIP to detail evidence-based strategies that will be implemented to bring positive change in the prioritized areas. Help us to complete our 2021-2024 CHIP by taking our Community Survey for parents and families! This information will help us find our strengths and areas to improve upon in the Greater Nashua Region. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes and is available in English, Spanish, and Swahili

Access Full Reports

2018-2021 CHIP Cover
CHIP 2015 2018
Community Health Improvement Plan, Working Together Towards a Healthier Nashua Region, 2012

Access Summary Documents

ChIP summary
2012-2015 Summary Cover

For More Information

Contact our CHIP Co-Chairs!

  1. Jane Goodman

    Public Health Strategist
    Phone: 6035894552

  1. Bob Mack

    Welfare Officer
    Phone: 603-589-4528