Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) , developed by the members of the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax, is an action-oriented plan created to make the Fairfax community a healthier place to live. The plan consists of seven priority issues and their respective goals, objectives, and key actions. These priority issues encompass the five strategic issues that were identified in the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process and the five strategic focus areas that are core elements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Community Transformation Grant. Specific objectives and key actions included in Fairfax County’s Community Transformation Grant activities are denoted with a fruit icon throughout the CHIP. This plan forms the cornerstone of the Live Healthy Fairfax initiative to improve community health.
Developed through a collaborative effort by numerous multi-sector stakeholders, the CHIP was designed for community ownership and implementation. When possible, goals and objectives were aligned with national, state, regional and local initiatives using evidence-based approaches. Community leaders and subject matter experts were consulted throughout the plan development process to ensure collaboration with existing initiatives and community partners.
The implementation activities, milestones, timeframes, key partners and evaluation measures are part of a detailed, five-year action plan for each priority issue that spans from 2013 to 2018. The success of the plan’s implementation depends on the support and commitment of all who play a role in directly or indirectly impacting health outcomes in the Fairfax community.
CHIP Annual Evaluation Reports
- Year One (October 2013 - September 2014)
- Year Two (October 2014 - September 2015)
- Year Three (October 2015 - September 2016)