Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Health Assessment (CHA)
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term regional strategic plan for addressing health disparities and improving community health based on the Greater Worcester Regional Community Health Assessment (CHA) and subsequent community conversations with local leaders and residents. The Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) and Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester collaborate to manage the CHIP's development and implementation across the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA). The CHIP also complements the CMRPHA municipalities’ strategic plans for healthy, thriving communities.
Some recent initiatives that have resulted in part from community implementation of previous CHIPs include: