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 & CHP Guidance for CCOs (March 2022)
CHA/CHP development support
The Transformation Center is hosting a new virtual CHA/CHP learning collaborative focusing on the operations-side of developing a collaborative CHA and CHP. This peer-to-peer learning collaborative is being facilitated by the Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE). Please see below for additional information about this learning collaborative:
- Audience: CCOs, Local Public Health Authorities, hospitals, CHA/CHP backbone entities, or other organization staff partnering to develop the CHA/CHP (e.g., Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon, community-based organizations).
- Schedule & materials from previous sessions:
- Resourcing (funding and staffing).
- Timelines/cycles. 9/13/22, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Register here.
- Community engagement. 11/2/22, 10-11:30 a.m. Register here.
- Tribal engagement. February 2023.
- Sustainability & dissemination. April 2023.
- Click on this survey link to sign up for the distribution list to receive future communications about this collaborative.
- Questions? Contact Tom Cogswell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Transformation Center also provides a CHA/CHP training for CCOs to partner with local public health and Tribal health departments, hospitals, and local mental health authorities to collaboratively develop CHAs and CHPs. The training is built on best practices from several industries; The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships mode; and previous state CHA/CHP alignment work. All training resources are available in the table below.
Additional CHA/CHP training resources
Webinar recording: MAPP Evolution - A Blueprint for the Future (2/26/21). Note: This webinar includes an overview of significant updates to the MAPP framework including revised phases and assessments.
Webinar recording: The Power of Stortytelling as a Person-Centered Data Collection Method (5/5/21)
Webinar recording: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Shared CHA & CHP (6/2/21)
CHA development health data resources
The list of 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