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Announcing the Release of Revised Resources for Community Health Improvement

Monday, March 2, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sara Jesse
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Over a dozen newly revised tools to support Wisconsin communities in their health improvement efforts are now availableTo access the tools, visit the Table of Resources under the Resources by Stage tab.  The tools provide Wisconsin-specific guidance for each stage of community health improvement. Highlights include:

  • The Wisconsin Guidebook on Improving the Health of Local Communities, a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the community health improvement process. For each stage of the process, the Guidebook offers checklists, state and national guidelines (PHAB, IRS, and Wisconsin Statutes), and links to related resources, tools and templates.
  • Resources for engaging stakeholders, including recruiting, sustaining engagement, and establishing a common knowledge base.

  • Tools for data gathering and analysis: The Recommended Core Data Set for Initial Assessment & Prioritization; The Compendium of Data for Action Planning and Evaluation; and Listening to the Community: A Guide to Primary Data Collection.

  • A list of evidence-based strategies – along with resources for implementation and sample objectives – for priority areas frequently chosen by local communities is available in Objectives with Focus: A Pick List of Sample Objectives for Effective Implementation.

  • Templates for creating an implementation plan and sharing plans and updates with the community in the form of fact sheets and a template PowerPoint presentation. 

These and other resources were created as part of the CHIPP (Community Health Improvement Plans and Processes) Infrastructure Improvement Project, a 2011-2014 community-academic partnership between the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB), the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI), and numerous other core partners and stakeholders, with funding provided by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health from the Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP).  The WALHDAB-UWPHI partnership continues with a second CHIPP-related, WPP-funded project, Community Health Improvement in Action (CHIA), 2014-2017.

For more information about CHIA or the CHIPP resources, please contact Sara Jesse at

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