A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, uses the results of a health assessment to set goals and objectives for addressing the 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 has worked with community agencies, partners and members in a collaborative planning process that has resulted in 3 completed Community Health Assessments (2011, 2014, and 2017). In response to the Community Health Assessment, we create the CHIP. This works on a three year cycle.
The Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) completed the process to develop the region’s third plan, the 2018-2021 CHIP, that details the evidence and strategies that will be implemented to bring positive change in the prioritized ares. Priority areas will include: Behavioral Health (suicide, mental health, and substance misuse), Chronic Disease, Maternal and Child Health, Weight Management/Physical Activity/Nutrition, and Public Health Emergency Preparedness.