Community Health Improvement Plan

Live Well Washington County10/15/2020 Update: Seven organizations received funding to help them build capacity in trauma-informed care and equity. Grantees included safety net clinics, school partners and culturally specific community organizations. The average grant was $15,000. This work was funded by the County and Health Share of Oregon. Read more about the grantees in this brief report.

The Live Well Washington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a community work plan. It outlines how community partners across many different fields will address priority health issues that were identified by local data. The plan is developed using information about best practices to ensure that research supports the chosen strategies. The process engages partners from across the community in order to utilize community expertise, knowledge and resources. 

Through a community health assessment, Washington County community partners identified three priority areas for the 2017 Washington County CHIP:
  • Improve access to integrated health care.
  • Prevent chronic conditions.
  • Improve behavioral health outcomes.

CHIP committees were formed to develop and implement goals and strategies for each priority area. The common foundational goals across these three committees are to reduce health disparities, improve health equity and use a trauma-informed approach.

TOOLKIT: Equity and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) are guiding principles for Washington County Health and Human Services and the Washington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). To ensure these values are implemented throughout our collaborative health improvement work, this toolkit was created by the CHIP Leadership team to serve as a guides and templates for CHIP committees and to support partners in their equity and trauma-informed approaches.

These tools are meant to be examples, guides and templates that can be used as-is or adapted to meet the needs of committees and community partners. This toolkit is a “living document” that will grow and change as we continue to learn how to best support and foster collaboration across our many partnerships in Washington County. Updated versions will be provided to CHIP partners and posted regularly.

For more information about the CHIP, contact Alicia Attala-Mei at 503-846-4965.