New Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for 2020-2026
Due to the pandemic, DPH has
temporarily suspended the finalization of our next CHIP.
See the next steps below for more information. Thank you for
What is the CHIP?
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a community-driven multi-year plan that the Department of Public Health (DPH) develops in partnership with the Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force with involvement from multiple stakeholders.
The purpose of the CHIP is to provide an action-oriented plan that spurs collaboration across sectors on priority community public health issues. The first CHIP for Los Angeles County covered the period of 2015 to 2020. To view the current CHIP, click
What's the Focus of the 2020-2026 CHIP?
Section 1: Multi-Year Action Plan for Three Priority Areas
The Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force (Task Force) and DPH are partnering to develop the new CHIP for 2020 – 2026.
Along with various community partners, the Task Force and DPH are examining diverse approaches to achieve bold improvements for three strategic priorities. The Task Force selected these priorities because they reflect an urgent need, racial inequities for who is affected, and the possibility of benefitting from additional collaboration among partners:
Priority Area 1: Violence prevention
Priority Area 2: Environmental Justice, with a focus on protecting public health near oil and gas development sites and preventing exposure to lead
(click on the link for more information on this effort)
Priority Area 3: Access to quality affordable housing
Section 2: Compendium of Strategies for Resolving Diverse Public Health Issues
The CHIP will also contain recommended strategies for improving health and the community conditions that influence health in Los Angeles County for a wide variety of public health issues, beyond the three priority areas in Section 1.
Use this section as a guide when selecting possible solutions to different public health challenges.
How Will the CHIP Be Developed and What’s the Timeline?
We developed a discrete community engagement plan for each of the three priority
areas of the CHIP, each on a slightly different timeline. Tailored community engagement activities have taken place to date. Feedback collected throughout the process
has informed the goals, objectives, and strategies that will be included in the CHIP.
Below are developments towards the completion of the CHIP 2020 - 2026.
Task Force member, Maryjane Puffer, leads group discussion at CHIP stakeholder meeting
Task Force co-chair, Veronica Flores, opens CHIP stakeholder meeting
Stakeholders engage in group discussions at CHIP stakeholder meeting
Due to Public Health’s current response to the COVID-19
pandemic we are postponing the completion of our new
CHIP. We are
grateful for the partnership with so many organizations
and community members who have shared thoughtful and
actionable strategies to make significant public health
improvements in the three strategic areas.
are on the other side of this pandemic, finishing the
CHIP will be a top priority for us and we’ll release a
draft for public comment. Please visit this webpage for
Draft, Revise and Finalize the CHIP
- Public Health will approve the final goals, objectives, and strategies for
inclusion in the CHIP.
- Develop a draft multi-year action plan for three priority areas and update the compendium of strategies that make up the CHIP.
- Hold a public comment period to obtain input on the draft action plan and the
revised compendium of strategies.
- Revise and finalize the CHIP.
For more information on the CHIP or to
be notified when the draft CHIP is released,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.