Burlington County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The CHIP Committee of Burlington County has been hard at work for two years creating a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for county residents, community organizations
and civic groups.
This committee is made up of over 100 Public Health Partners who
represent a wide variety of the community and cover many different areas of health and well being. This committee gathered all kinds of information about the health of Burlington County and
took a close look at organizations, neighborhoods, families and individuals.
This information was gathered through community meetings, focus groups, community surveys and a
telephone survey. All of this was done to take a closer look at the health of the people who
live in the county as well as the things in the county that affect their health status.
Once, the information was collected and organized, five issues were identified as priorities. They are:
These issues will be outlined in this text along with suggested ways to improve on all of them. This makes up the health improvement plan. The next step in the process is to start to take action on the health issues identified above.
Currently, we are organizing committees committed to improving the identified health issues by drawing, once again, on our willing Public Health Partners. We continue to seek your input so that the Burlington County Vision for a Healthy Community becomes a reality.
Please click here to view the entire Burlington County Community Health Improvement Plan.(.pdf)
Community Themes & Strengths Assessment
The Burlington County Vision for a Healthy
Burlington County 2015
The Community Themes and Strengths Assessment answers the questions:
“What is important to our community?” “How is quality of life perceived
in our community?” and “What assets do we have that can improve community health?
” This assessment results in a strong understanding of community issues and concerns,
perceptions about quality of life and a map of community assets.
Contact: Holly Funkhouser Cucuzzella
The CTSA committee developed the following survey and encourages all
BC residents to voice their opinion. Click here for the Quality of Life Survey.
Click here for the Community Strengths and Themes Summary Click here for preliminary results of the Burlington County Quality of Life Survey (Adobe format .pdf)
The Local Public Health System Assessment (LPHSA) answers the questions,
“What are the components, activities, competencies, and capacities of our local public health system?” and “How are the Essential Services being provided to our community?” The LPHSA is a broad assessment, involving the organizations and entities that contribute to public health in the community. Contact: Holly Funkhouser Cucuzzella
This assessment was done by the Local Public Health System Performance
Assessment Committee. The report below highlights the findings from the assessment and the
PowerPoint details recommendations for strengthening the LPHCS.
Click here for a presentation on the results (Adobe format .pdf)
The Community Health Status Assessment (CHSA) answers the question,
“How healthy are our residents?” and “What does the health status of our
community look like?” The results of the CHSA provide the MAPP committee with an
understanding of the community's health status and ensure that the community's priorities
include specific health status issues. Contact: Jennifer Horner
As a first step in the community health assessment process, the
Community Health Status Committee designed a Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) to be
administered in throughout the county via telephones interview. The data collection was
managed by Holleran Consulting who provided the committee with an analysis of the data.
The committee will now move forward with the community health status assessment which
will include, in addition to the BRFS, census, environmental health, infectious and
chronic disease, and quality of life data for the county.
Click here for more information on the Burlington County Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Assessment.(Adobe format .pdf)
Click here for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Executive Summary
The Forces of Change Assessment is designed to help MAPP participants
answer the following questions: “What is occurring or might occur that affects the
health of our community or the local public health system?” and “What specific
threats or opportunities are generated by these occurrences?” Contact: Robert Gogats
Click here for the Forces of Change report