REPLAY the video: NOWCastSA webcast the Bexar County Health Collaborative's release of the 2014 Bexar County Community Health Improvement Plan on July 23, 2014.
A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a community-wide, collaborative strategic plan that sets priorities for health improvement and engages partners and organizations to develop, support, and implement the plan. It is a long-term, systematic effort to address health problems on the basis of the results of assessment activities and the community health improvement process. A committee narrows down the community's health needs to a few priority areas identified by data collected in previous health assessments, the community need and demand for services and available resources. The committee also considers what goals are achievable and measurable, the political will of the community and the markatability of programs.
Thanks to the underwriting of the Health Collaborative and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., you can replay the video later right here on this page.
The Health Collaborative released its first CHIP for Bexar County in 2012. The five priority areas identified in that plan were Healthy Eating and Active Living, Healthy Child and Family Developmen, Safe Communities, Behavioral and Mental Well-Being and Sexual Health. You can click here to read the 2012 plan, or replay the video of the 2012 CHIP release here.
Disclosures: Pilar Oates and Steve Blanchard serve on the Health Collaborative board of directors, and also serve on NOWCastSA's board of directors. The Health Collaborative served as NOWCastSA's fiscal sponsor Dec. 2012 through May 2014.