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1 Working in partnership with the community to promote health, safety, and well-being. CQI Accreditation Committee October 4, 2011 Presented by: Veena Viswanathan, MPH Victoria Bailey, RN, MMHS Community Health Improvement Planning for Austin/Travis County Community Health Improvement Planning for Austin/Travis County Strategic Comprehensive Planning

2 CHA CHIP Grant News! A/TCHHSD received grant to complete a model community health improvement process One of 12 Selected out of 127 applicants Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NACCHO From 7/2011 to 12/2012: Training to recipients & $35,000 in funds Must address social determinants of health & examine disparities A/TCHSHD to apply for accreditation between Jan 2013 and Dec 2014 CHA, CHIP, & Agency Strategic Plan = Accreditation Prerequisites CHA = Community Health Assessment CHIP = Community Health Improvement Plan

3 Phases for Success Phase I: Beta Accreditation Test Phase II: CHA CHIP Phase III: Accreditation Now Nov 2009 to Dec 2010 Apply between 1/13-12/14 July 2011 to Dec 2012 Future

4 What are CHAs and CHIPs? Community Health Assessment: 1. Informs community decision-making 2. Prioritizes health problems, and 3. Assists in development and implementation of community health improvement plans. Community Health Improvement Plan: 1. Based on CHA Findings 2. Action-Oriented 3. Addresses issues, including strategies and measures S ource: NACCHO

5 Why Do a CHA and CHIP? Engage community members on health issues Collaborate with partners, meet new partners Helps to understand health disparities in communities Enables leaders to establish health priorities based on community needs Satisfies requirements (grants; non-profit hospitals; HHSD accreditation) Strengthens viability to successfully compete for funding opportunities Partners with COA Departments (Integrated Planning)

6 Health Impact Pyramid Source: Frieden, Thomas R. A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid. American Journal of Public Health. April 2010, Vol. 100, no. 4., pp. 590-595.

7 Defining Social Determinants of Health Social Determinants of Health Why is it important to discuss what affects health and how we can improve these factors? Health begins where we live, learn, work and play. Health startslong before illnessin our homes, schools and jobs. Your opportunity for health starts long before you need medical care. The opportunity for health begins in our families, neighborhoods, schools and jobs. All Americans should have the opportunity to make the choices that allow them to live a long, healthy life, regardless of their income, education or ethnic background. Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

8 Working Together Model Source: University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings 2011. Accessible at

9 Partners City of AustinAustin/Travis County Integral Care Travis County Health and Human Services and Veterans Services UT School of Nursing Central Health UT School of Social Work Seton Healthcare Family Community Action Network UT School of Public Health Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority St. Davids FoundationAustin Independent School District St. Davids Hospital Texas Association of Local Health Officials And Many More!!

10 Data / Research Logistics Community Engagement CoordinatingSteering Austin / Travis County CHA CHIP Austin / Travis County Community Health Planning Committee Structure

11 Steering Committee Role Steering Committee: Comprised of executive decision makers Reviews and approves the community health improvement process Assures vision is maintained Identifies key stakeholders to be interviewed Convenes the larger stakeholder and partner meetings Assures completion of the CHA and CHIP Point of Contact:

12 Core Coordinating Committee Core Coordinating Committee: Develops roles, responsibilities, framework, timeline, and process plan Reviews work from Subcommittees and community groups Makes recommendations to the Steering Committee Participates in Subcommittee work Captures the history of decision making Point of Contact:

13 Data & Research Subcommittee Data and Research Subcommittee: Gathers and Analyzes HHS Quantitative Data Identifies priority community health issues Develops priority issue and geographic area specific presentations Identifies key HHS indicators Coordinates with the Community Engagement Subcommittee on qualitative data collection Point of Contact:

14 Community Engagement Subcommittee Community Engagement Subcommittee: Engages the community to participate in focus groups, precinct/community meetings, surveys, and other activities Markets and Distributes CHA CHIP process & reports Ensures that information is shared and solicited from diverse geographic and socioeconomic areas Coordinates with the Data and Research Committee on qualitative data collection Points of Contact:

15 Logistics Subcommittee Logistics Subcommittee: Supports all subcommittee meetings Identifies meeting resources Maintains contact information Scheduling dates and rooms, Captures meeting minutes Point of Contact:

16 Partner & Stakeholder Group Partner and Stakeholder Group: Reviews the CHA CHIP process and deliverables Provides feedback to ensure all groups are included and pertinent information is solicited Participates in Action Planning along with the Steering Committee during the CHIP phase Point of Contact:

17 MAPP Overview M obilizing for A ction through P lanning and P artnerships NACCHO Developed MAPP

18 Benefits for Community and Partners Profile and Action Plan Strengthens Intra and Inter Agency Planning Data Resource Vehicle for Community Engagement Demographics and community planning for our plans and reports Strategic Planning Informed Decision Making Your health is our communitys wealth. - Health Talk with Shannon Jones

19 What is Needed Primary and Secondary Contacts for each Unit Names of your active program partnerships Division Representatives for Subcommittees: Data and Research Community Engagement Logistics Submit your Calendar of Public Events

20 What is Needed Present at your partner/stakeholder meetings Go to One Size Fits All in CHA CHIP Folder Share CHA CHIP One-Pager Customize the PowerPoint Send the names of your active program partnerships to Sherryl DeCampo (Logistics) Representation at CHA CHIP Meetings, Events, and Activities (Invites are forthcoming)

21 Questions Thank you!

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