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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 & CHP Guidance for CCOs (March 2022)

CHA/CHP development support

The Transformation Center is currently hosting a 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:
  • Click on this survey link to sign up for the distribution list to receive future communications about this collaborative.
  • Questions? Contact Tom Cogswell (

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

Statewide CHP Matrix. This spreadsheet details CHP priority areas for Community Health Improvement Plans across the state.

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


2021 CHA-CHIP Matrix v4 externalResources8/25/2022 7:15 AM
37-Handout-SHIP StrategiesHandouts6/17/2021 12:33 PM
30-Handout-GHCToolKitSMARTObjectivesHandouts6/17/2021 12:32 PM
CHA CHP Development-Resource ListResources6/2/2021 9:33 AM
CDC_UP_Project_Charter_TemplateResources6/2/2021 9:32 AM
NYU_Project_Charter_TemplateResources6/2/2021 9:32 AM
18-HANDOUT OHADataSourcesHandouts5/27/2021 7:03 AM
8-HANDOUT Assessment Models and SourcesHandouts5/26/2021 7:05 AM
1-Worksheet Additional Community NeedsWorksheets5/20/2021 1:31 PM
2-Worksheet Key Questions-ModelWorksheets5/20/2021 12:48 PM
3-Worksheet Key Questions-TeamWorksheets5/20/2021 12:48 PM
4-Worksheet Key Questions-Data AnalysisWorksheets5/20/2021 12:48 PM
5-Worksheet Action Plan CommittmentWorksheets5/20/2021 12:45 PM
6-Worksheet-GHCommunityToolKit Step7 SMARTObjectivesTemplateWorksheets5/20/2021 12:45 PM
7-Worksheet Feasibility GridWorksheets5/20/2021 12:44 PM
8-Worksheet Key QuestionsWorksheets5/20/2021 12:43 PM
1-HANDOUT 1 MAPP Phase 2 Visioning-ValuesHandouts5/20/2021 12:43 PM
2-HANDOUT 2 Summary of CCO 2.0 ChangesHandouts5/20/2021 12:43 PM
3-HANDOUT 3 CrosswalkSummaryHandouts5/20/2021 12:42 PM
4-HANDOUT 4 Updated_CHNA_501_r_ChecklistHandouts5/20/2021 12:42 PM
5-HANDOUT 5 Community Engagement Strategies ChecklistHandouts5/20/2021 12:42 PM
6-HANDOUT 6 CollaborationHandouts5/20/2021 12:41 PM
7-HANDOUT MAPPIllustrationProcessHandouts5/20/2021 12:41 PM
9-HANDOUT MAPP Phase 3 The AssessmentsHandouts5/20/2021 12:39 PM
10-HANDOUT-Integrated Care Guidelines 06-07-2018Handouts5/20/2021 12:39 PM
11-HANDOUT KeyQuestionsHandouts5/20/2021 12:39 PM
12-HANDOUT MAPP Phase 1 Organize for SuccessHandouts5/20/2021 12:37 PM
13-HANDOUT GHCommunityToolKit_StakeholdersHandouts5/20/2021 12:37 PM
14-HANDOUT GroupDynamicsGraphicHandouts5/20/2021 12:37 PM
15-HANDOUT KeyQuestionsHandouts5/20/2021 12:36 PM
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