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 by Healthy Hillsborough for the County include: Access to Care, Behavioral Health, and Obesity. The four themes of Encourage Healthy Behaviors, Prioritize Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Improve Health Collaboration, and Address Social Determinants of Health, are interwoven throughout the three Priority Areas and will be addressed as part of the CHIP action plans. A fourth priority area, Healthy Moms and Babies, focused on infant mortality, was added to the CHIP as a result of the Florida Department of Health’s statewide Healthy Babies Initiative.
For hard copies of the CHA Report, please email or call (813) 307-8000, extension 7105.