County Reporting 

This page provides an overview of the process and timelines for completing a CHA CHIP process and for local public health reporting to IDPH. The CHA CHIP program is currently being redeveloped and templates and resources are being developed. 

What is a CHA CHIP and how do I get started?

A CHA CHIP is a community-wide process for identifying the most important factors affecting health in the community and developing a plan to improve health by building on community strengths and working on gaps. 


When is the next CHA CHIP due?

Community Health Assessment

Your CHA report should include:

  • CHA Process: How did you conduct your assessment? What process did you use? What primary data did you collect?

  • Community profile: Who lives in your county - what are the demographics?  What is the morbidity and mortality for the county? What disparities exist? What positively or negatively impacts the health of your community?

  • Top issues: What were the top issues your community identified and why?

Community Health Improvement Plan

Your CHIP report should include:

  • CHIP process: Who was involved? How was the community engaged? How were goals and strategies identified?

  • Priorities, goals, objectives, and strategies: Identify your priorities and the goals, objectives, strategies, and responsible parties for each strategy.


All reports should be emailed to Dani Bixby.

Page last updated: May 10, 2022. 

Content source: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Public Health Performance

For more information:

Dani Bixby
Lucas State Office Building
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 443-9175

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