Last month we passed a significant milestone as public health agencies submitted their Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) to the State using electronic Scorecards. Unlike a printed plan that gathers dust on a shelf, this format shares real-time information with stakeholders about how our health departments, hospitals, and other partners are working together to improve the health of our communities.
It has been a three-year journey to receive approval to submit electronic, interactive CHIPs using Scorecard. While our region is pilot testing the format this year, the State is currently making plans for the rest of NC to be able to submit CHIPs using Scorecards in the future.
We should all take pride in this demonstration that our region is continually innovating, striving for excellence, and is a leader in community health improvement for the rest of the state.
Each county’s CHIP will eventually be linked to on the “Local Priorities & Reports” section of our website.
Watch a 4-minute video created by WNC Health Network to help WNC Healthy Impact partners communicate with stakeholders about what their CHIP is, why they use an electronic Scorecard format, and how to navigate the Scorecard components: