Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

Clark County Public Health completed a community health assessment (CHA) and developed a community health improvement plan (CHIP) in 2023. The process supports a vision where Clark County residents are active and resilient, and where healthy families and people of all ages, abilities and cultures are living, learning, working and playing in thriving communities. Public Health’s mission is to collaborate with partners to protect and improve the health of and the environment for all people in Clark County. Conducting a comprehensive community health assessment and developing a community-driven and community-owned community health improvement plan is a critical step toward achieving our mission and our vision.

This process was guided by the National Association of County and City Health Officials' Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships framework, which provides a structure for communities to assess their most pressing population health issues and align resources across sectors for strategic action. The framework emphasizes the integral role of broad stakeholders and community engagement; the need for policy, systems and environmental change; and alignment of community resources toward shared goals. Public Health used a community-owned systems thinking approach that considers the complex and evolving challenges faced uniquely by our county.

Guided by principles of equity, inclusion, trusted relationships and community power, Public Health’s work looks upstream to the root causes of health inequities and plan for specific, strategic and collaborative action to improve community health and well-being.

What is the CHA?

The community health assessment (CHA) identifies health and health-related needs of a community through comprehensive data collection and analysis. The process includes identifying key community partners who can provide important insight into community strengths and needs, collecting input from community members and organizations, reviewing relevant secondary health indicators, and synthesizing gleaned information to create the community health improvement plan.

What is the CHIP?

The community health improvement plan (CHIP) prioritizes community health needs and includes recommendations and strategies for improving health through leveraging existing resources and partnerships.

Project timeline

Public Health partnered with a consultant firm, Rede Group, to support facilitation, technical assistance, and project management for the community health assessment and community health improvement plan efforts. Public Health, with support from Rede Group, then used the critical community-led work to develop an internal department strategic plan (SP). 

CHIP Report

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Final report - English
Appendix - English
Goals and Strategies - English
Partners - English

خطة تحسين الصحة المجتمعية - Arabic - عربي
الملحق - Arabic - عربي
أهداف واستراتيجيات خطة تحسين الصحة المجتمعية - Arabic - عربي
الشركاء المجتمعیون - Arabic - عربي

Ototen Ochunon Manawen Aramas non Neeniach - Kapasen chuuk - Chuukese
Atetenin - Kapasen chuuk - Chuukese
Ouchean CHIP me ar otot - Kapasen chuuk - Chuukese
Chiechiach non Neeniach - Kapasen chuuk - Chuukese

Būlāān in kōmanman ājmour an Jukjuk in bed eo - sign air ed b - Marshallese
Kōmelele ko Eliktata - sign air ed b - Marshallese
CHIP Kōttōbar ko im jerbal ko - sign air ed b- Marshallese
Jarko mōttan jukjuk in bed eo - sign air ed b - Marshallese

План по улучшению общественного здоровья - Русский - Russian
Приложение - Русский - Russian
Цели и стратегии CHIP - Русский - Russian
Партнеры сообщества - Русский - Russian

Plan de mejora de la salud comunitaria - Español - Spanish
Anexo - Español - Spanish
Objetivos y estrategias del CHIP - Español - Spanish
Socios comunitarios - Español - Spanish

План покращення громадського здоров'я - Yкраїнська - Ukrainian
Додаток - Yкраїнська - Ukrainian
Ціліта стратегії Плану покращення громадського здоров'я - Yкраїнська - Ukrainian
Партнери громади - Yкраїнська - Ukrainian

Kế hoạch Cải thiện Sức khỏe Cộng đồng - Tiếng Việt  - Vietnamese
Phụ lục - Tiếng Việt  - Vietnamese
Mục tiêu và chiến lược CHIP - Tiếng Việt  - Vietnamese
Các Đối tác Cộng đồng - Tiếng Việt  - Vietnamese

Data and assessments

To learn more about how Clark County Public Health uses data to inform population-level health improvements, visit our Health Assessment and Evaluation webpage. Many community partners also collect and analyze data to inform strategic and community-level plans. Expand the box below for information on current community plans and assessments. 


CHA/CHIP Feedback

As part of our efforts to continuously engage our community, the brief survey below offers community members a place to provide additional feedback, reflections, and ideas to help inform and implement our community health improvement plan.  We are grateful for your ongoing feedback as part of this process!