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OC Health Improvement Plan

OC Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

A community health assessment (CHA) refers to a local health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through the review and analysis of a comprehensive set of data points. These findings can be utilized by the community to then develop and implement a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)- a long term strategy to address community identified priority health needs and issues. This plan can be utilized by community members, organizations, hospitals and health systems as well as local leaders to develop programs, policies, and allocate resources to address priority issues.


Orange County Community Health Improvement Plan 2024-26

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Your Voice Matters: Public Comment Period for Orange County Community Health Improvement Plan

Dear Community Member-

As a valued member of our community, we bring to your attention an important opportunity to make a significant impact on the health and well-being of Orange County: the Orange County Community Health Improvement Plan (OC CHIP).

The OC Health Care Agency’s (HCA) has published the Orange County Community Health Improvement Plan (OC CHIP) Plan update for 2024-26. The draft plan is posted and ready for public review. It will remain posted through Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 5pm.

The OC CHIP is a vital initiative designed to address the health needs and concerns of our community. It serves as a roadmap for improving health outcomes and ensuring equitable access to healthcare services for all residents. The community’s input was crucial in shaping this plan to reflect the diverse needs and priorities of our community.

HCA uses a comprehensive stakeholder process to develop the OC CHIP. Central to the development and implementation of all programs is the focus on community collaboration, cultural competence, and consumer- and family-driven services. Prioritization of serving the unserved and underserved is a focus, in addition to wellness, recovery, and resilience.
Public comments play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the OC CHIP. By participating in the public comment process, you have the chance to share your insights, experiences, and suggestions for improving community health on the plan written by community members. Your input will help further define our community’s commitment to a healthier Orange County.

Here's how you can get involved:

Review the Draft CHIP: Take the time to review the draft CHIP document to understand its goals, objectives, and strategies.

The 30-day Public Comment period will close on April 24, 2024 (5:00 pm) 

Provide Feedback: Share your thoughts, concerns, and recommendations by submitting public comments at 

Your feedback will inform revisions and enhancements to the plan.

Spread the Word: Encourage friends, family members, and colleagues to engage in the public comment process. The more voices we have advocating for community health, the stronger our collective impact will be.

Your participation in the public comments of the OC CHIP demonstrates your commitment to building a healthier, more resilient community for everyone. Together, we can create positive change and improve the quality of life for all residents of Orange County.

For more information on how to participate in the public comment or if you have any questions, please reach out to:

Thank you for your dedication to the well-being of our community. Let's work together to make Orange County a healthier place for all!


OC CHIP Planning Team



Participate in implementing OC’s 2024-26 Community Health Improvement Plan by completing an interest survey at this link: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management

Future events and information will be posted on this site.

OC Health Improvement Plan 20-22

The 2020-22 Orange County Health Improvement Plan (PDF) was informed by a year-long community health assessment that found that while Orange County’s health, as a whole, continues to fare well compared to other areas, there are some troubling trends and disparities that impact our communities.

The HIP identified that improving health in Orange County requires a close look at the conditions that create health inequities. To that end, two of the six focus areas in this plan address overall system issues: Social Determinants of Health and Access and System Navigation. The remaining four areas highlight health topics identified as the most pressing to work on in the next three years: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention; Mental Health and Substance Use; Older Adult Health; and Sexual Health.

Available Orange County Health Improvement Plans