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Community health assessment and improvement plan guidance and training


Starting with any new CHAs or CHPs submitted in 2020 or later, CCOs are required to have a shared CHA/CHP with local public health authorities, hospitals and other CCOs, and also invite tribes that share service areas to be equal shared partners. To support that change, the Transformation Center has developed guidance for CCOs regarding how OHA defines a "shared" CHA/CHP and when their next CHA/CHP deliverable is due. CCOs are also now required to incorporate at least two health priorities and strategies from OHA's State Health Improvement Plan. See additional information on SHIP health priorities and strategies.

Updated CHA & CHIP Guidance for CCOs (2024)

CHA/CHP development support

The Transformation Center recently wrapped up a virtual CHA/CHP learning collaborative, which focused on developing a collaborative CHA and CHP. 

  • Materials from all learning collaborative sessions are available in the CHA/CHP learning collaborative page on Basecamp. Please reach out to Tom ( if you would like access to this site.
  • Click on this survey link to sign up for the distribution list to receive future communications about CHA/CHP technical assistance from the Transformation Center.

Additional CHA/CHP training resources
Webinar recording: The Power of Stortytelling as a Person-Centered Data Collection Method. Presenters: Nancy Knopf & Heather Oberst (Columbia Pacific CCO). Recorded on 5/5/21.

Webinar recording: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Shared CHA & CHP. Presenter: Bentley Moses (Providence Center for Outcomes Research & Education). Recorded on 6/2/21.

CHA development health data resources

The Data Sources for Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Plans includes potential data sources organized into two main categories: data tools published by the Oregon Health Authority, and data and tools published by other organizations. Each resource includes a brief description of the information it provides, availability of sub-analysis, and a link to the resource.

The Oregon Public Health Assessment Tool (OPHAT) is the Oregon Public Health Division's web-based data query system for community health assessments. OHPAT is available for free to all state, county and tribal public health agencies in Oregon, as well as hospitals and CCOs engaged in their community health assessments. To set up an OPHAT account, contact


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