Starting the Community Health Improvement Planning Process: 10 Simple Steps

Creating an effective CHIP is all about being a great “health detective”, digging deep into root causes, creating appropriate strategies with a reasoned chance of improving things, and getting serious about continuous improvement. By following the recommended steps below, we’ll help you get on the fast track to measurable health improvements. Some of these [...]

Public Health Accreditation – Our Little Secret to Conquering Domain 9

You Want to Get Accredited...So What's the Issue? Acquiring accreditation is a long process that requires a significant amount of time and resources. There are ways to ensure the process is smooth, allowing you to achieve accreditation as quickly as possible. If you're interested in increasing your efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the community, [...]

How to Build a Successful Scorecard for Your Program or Community

"What gets measured gets done."  -Michael LeBouef Scorecard (Noun): an organized set of performance measures, grouped according to various aspects of performance (Frost); (Noun) a report or indication of the status, condition, or success of something or someone (Merriam Webster). The use of Scorecards to support performance improvement efforts are important because they provide a [...]

2018-01-23T12:41:02+00:00 By |Categories: Clear Impact Scorecard, Resources|1 Comment

How to Create Effective Community Health Improvement Strategies

5 Steps to "Turn the Curve" on Community Health  An effective Community Health Improvement strategy is one that: Reflects qualitative and quantitative community health data Focuses resources on creating improvements with high leverage Involves participation of diverse partners and industries Focuses on creating equitable outcomes Once you’ve decided how you're going to measure progress [...]

The Importance of Separating Population and Performance Strategies in Your CHIP

Community Health Improvement Plans are important tools; they act as communication tools, provide opportunities to measure execution and accountability, and act as a compass to help keep us on course. That's why we spend so much time creating them. But not all plans are created equal or lead to demonstrable results. What's the difference between [...]

4 Innovative Community Health Improvement Plans from Around the US

When created effectively, Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) and Community Health Assessments (CHAs) are useful tools to guide collective health improvement efforts. CHIPs that are created in document form, however, can present several challenges: More difficult to locate key information Difficult to frequently update Less likely to be read all the way through Are [...]

90 Second Testimonial: RBA in Tarrant County, Texas

Too busy to read a lengthy testimonial? We could sit here and wax poetic about the benefits your organization could experience through the use of the Results-Based Accountability framework (and we often do). But sometimes, we (and probably you) don't have time for that! Instead, today we bring you a brief testimonial from our friends at the [...]

Your Data Deserves a Home! – The Value of Using an Online Scorecard

If you work in the public sector, your organization is probably engaging in some level of performance measurement. Good metrics help you gauge whether your services are performing efficiently and having the desired impact in the community. Performance metrics are great! But they’re not doing their job if they’re hard to organize, find, analyze, [...]

New Event: Racial Equity Workshop; Exploring Race, Racism, and Racial Disparities

You're invited! In the Racial Equity Workshop, participants interactively explore, over the course of two days, perspectives on race, racism, and racial and ethnic disparities. With a wealth of historical, economic, and other data, skilled facilitators foster thoughtful analysis and dialogue. Participants typically garner insights that are both profound and practical for understanding and [...]

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