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Partnerships and Collaborative Community Engagement

Partnerships and collaborative community engagement are required to successfully develop and implement programs and services that are equitable and meet the needs of our communities. An important part of this is to ensure people from all populations (i.e., people from different racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds, etc.) are included in the development and implementation of resources, programs, and services.

District 4 uses the interactive, community-driven strategic planning process Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) framework to establish positive partnerships and collaborative community engagement that improve our performance and the community’s health.

Community Health Assessments

District 4’s Community Health Assessments (CHAs) were published August 12, 2022, and are intended to provide health status and social determinants of health data to the community and partners. The data found within the CHAs can be used to inform program and service development, implementation and decision making. If you have comments or questions about the CHAs, or if your organization would like to contribute additional data to the CHAs, please contact our Quality Improvement and Accreditation Coordinator Miranda Helms.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The District 4 Public Health Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term, systematic effort to improve the overall health status and health outcomes of the community by addressing the most pressing health priorities as defined by the community, partners, and stakeholders. The CHIP was developed using the District 4 community health assessments and in collaboration with the Alliance for Community Transformation (A.C.T.) and numerous other external stakeholders, partners, and community members. If you are interested in joining A.C.T. or want to get involved in the implementation of the CHIP, contact our Quality Improvement and Accreditation Coordinator Miranda Helms.

Public Data Resources

The following public resources provide access to data for a variety of areas and health indicators.

County Health Rankings
CDC Social Determinants of Health and PLACES Data
Kids Count
United for Alice