Community Health Assessment and Improvement Planning
CHA/CHIP and the MAPP Model
The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) completes a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) every five years. The CHA includes assessing the Community Health Status, the Community Strengths and Themes, the Forces of Change, and the Local Public Health System to determine the health of the community using primary and secondary data sources including input from the residents in Hillsborough County. The results are used to determine priority areas for the county. A CHIP is created with action plans for partners to work on over a three to five year period, to address the priority areas identified in the CHA and to improve the public’s health. The National Association of County and City Health Official’s Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships Model (MAPP) guides how the CHA and CHIP are completed.
Healthy Hillsborough Collaborative
Healthy Hillsborough was formed in October 2015 as a collaboration between DOH–Hillsborough, Florida Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Hospitals and South Florida Baptist Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Tampa, Suncoast Community Health Centers, Tampa Family Health Centers, and Tampa General Hospital. Healthy Hillsborough was established to complete a comprehensive Community Health Assessment (CHA)/Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and to identify opportunities for collaboration to collectively impact and improve the health of Hillsborough County.
CHIP Priority Areas
The three Priority Areas identified in 2019 by Healthy Hillsborough for the County include: Behavioral Health, Access to Health Services, and Exercise, Nutrition & Weight. Behavioral Health will be addressed through the All4HealthFL collaborative (formed in 2018). The remaining areas will be addressed through implementation plans developed by the Healthy Hillsborough collaborative.
For hard copies of the CHA Report, please email or call (813) 307-8071.