CCOs completed their first community health assessments (CHAs) and community health improvement plans (CHPs) in 2014. Per statute, a new improvement plan, based on the assessment, is due at least every five years. Some communities decide to update their improvement plans more often; sometimes every three years. CCOs also publish an annual progress report.
Local public health authorities (LPHAs) also develop and implement CHAs and CHPs, while nonprofit hospitals develop a similar community health needs assessment (CHNA). In some communities, the CCO, LPHA and nonprofit hospitals work together on their assessments and improvement plans.
To encourage collaboration, the Office of Rural Health partnered with OHA’s Transformation Center and Public Health Division to create an interactive story map that links to the most recent CHNAs, CHAs and CHPs for each Oregon county. Future versions may also include lists of CHP health priorities by organization. Please contact Rose Locklear with the Office of Rural Health at email@example.com with story map feedback or questions.
Health assessments and improvement plans are available here:
If you have questions about CCO CHAs, CHPs and associated progress reports, please contact the Transformation Center at Transformation.Center@state.or.us.