In order to assure we have the best available data, comprehensive health assessments are conducted every four years. In 2010, Health Partners also initiated the first county-wide assessment in the nation of children ages 0-11. Health Partners has long understood the importance of looking at the needs of our most vulnerable population–our children. Data from this assessment and the most recent adult and youth assessment were compiled to release the first Sandusky County Complete Community Health Assessment.
The Community Health Assessment (CHA)
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a comprehensive and actionable picture of health and well-being in Sandusky County. The purpose of the CHA is to:
- Inform identification of priorities in the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
- Provide a template for agencies and local partners with a uniform set of categories and metrics to use in related assessments
Community Health Improvement Plan(CHIP)
The CHIP is a tool to strengthen local efforts to improve health, well-being and economic vitality in Sandusky County. The CHIP’s main components are:
- Six priorities including three factors and three health outcomes
- Thirty-seven measurable objectives
- A menu of evidence-informed strategies
- An evaluation plan to track and report progress
CHIP takes a comprehensive approach to achieve equity and addressing the many factors that shape our health, including housing, poverty, education, and trauma.