Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
focused on Violence Prevention
What is the CHIP?
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
(Public Health) is pleased to share the new focus for
the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2020 -
2024, Violence Prevention.
The purpose of the CHIP is to provide an action-oriented plan that spurs
collaboration across sectors on priority community public health issues
to improve health and well-being.
What's the Focus of the 2020-2024 CHIP?
Beginning in 2018, Public Health worked closely with the
Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force
(Task Force) on a prioritization process to select CHIP
focus areas that reflected an urgent need, racial
inequities for those most impacted, and could benefit
from additional collaboration among partners. Before the
CHIP could be finalized, Public Health efforts shifted
to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020, and
work suspended on the CHIP.
Public Health appreciates the many partners who
participated in the community engagement input process
and provided their invaluable recommendations around the
priority areas through key informant interviews,
convenings, and coalition meetings between summer 2018
to the end of 2019.
With consideration to changes in the landscape since
March 2020, focus on one critical issue, violence
prevention, will be highlighted as the community health
improvement plan for Los Angeles County. Violence
prevention is one of the priorities selected by the Task
Force in 2018. Violence continues to affect everyone in
LA County whether it is directly experienced, witnessed
or shared via newsfeed coming into our homes and
communities. As a social determinant of health, violence
can have long reaching impacts on chronic disease,
physical health, mental health, and life expectancy.
This CHIP will amplify the community partnerships
and the innovative work underway through Los Angeles
County’s Office of Violence Prevention, which is housed
in the Department of Public Health, in its
Early Implementation Strategic Plan.
With many challenges impacting the ability of our
communities to enjoy optimal health and well-being,
Public Health will embark on a new planning process to
develop a new community health improvement plan that
centers equity at its core starting in the Fall of 2023.
We look forward to your partnership.
Please check back to this space for updates and
opportunities to get involved.
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