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What is a Community Health Assessment (CHA)?

A Community Health Assessment, or CHA, displays a wide range of data about health indicators and factors that influence health. This data, along with additional community input, informs the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). 

Information about the most recent Community Health Assessment is available below.

What is a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)?

A Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP, is a strategic plan that serves as a guide for the community to identify priority health issues, and coordinate community partners to improve health. Benton County Health Department first convened partners to develop a CHIP in 2011. Since then, the Benton County Health Department has continued to build relationships with partners to continue community health improvement work.

The CHIP is informed by the Community Health Assessment (CHA) data and community input. It is renewed on a three-year cycle.

Assessments and Improvement Plans

Benton County Health Department conducts a series of health assessments and improvement plans to address the health needs of the community. In 2022, the Partnership for Community Health was formed to better coordinate and collaborate on community health assessment and improvement planning in the Linn, Benton, Lincoln region.

The Partnership for Community Health includes Linn, Benton, and Lincoln county health departments, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO), Samaritan Health Services, and United Way of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties. 

To learn more about the Partnership for Community Health, visit the regional website: Coming soon!

2022-2026 Regional Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan:

The 2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA) was completed in coordination with the Partnership for Community Health. See the final data report here:

The 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will be informed by the 2022 Community Health Assessment. When the plan is final, it will be posted here.

Review the Data Briefs

Click here to review the data briefs

View Data Presentation Recordings

Regional Community Health Improvement Planning 2022-2026
English video     |     Spanish video

Get Involved in Community Health Improvement

Benton County Health Department collected community input through outreach and engagement to inform the regional Community Health Improvement Plan 2023 priority areas.

Click here for details on outreach and engagement
  • Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center – 6/28/2023
  • Juneteenth Community tabling engagement – 6/19/2023
  • Philomath Pride – 6/11/2023
  • Systems of Care Committees – 6/2/2023
  • OSU Basic Needs Center – 5/31/2023
  • OSU Basic Needs Center – 5/26/2023
  • Alsea Community Library – 5/23/2023
  • LBCC/Change Makers Club – 5/22/2023
  • LBCC Lifetime Fitness and Health – 5/18/2023
  • Amigos de Monroe, Monroe (Spanish) – 5/17/2023
  • Monroe Health and Safety Fair – 5/10/2023
  • LBCC Human Services Class – 5/10/2023
  • Pollywog – Early Learning Hub – 5/9/2023
  • Garfield Elementary School, Corvallis (Spanish) – 5/6/2023
  • Community of Monroe – 5/4/2023
  • Keys for the People Housing Festival – 4/29/2023
  • OSU Public Health course, Corvallis – 4/18/2023
  • Central American night, Corvallis (Spanish) – 4/12/2023
  • NAACP meeting, Corvallis – 4/11/2023
  • Benton County Board of Commissioners meeting – 4/6/2023
  • Strengthening Rural Families Advisory Board – 4/5/2023
  • Virtual meeting –  4/4/2023
  • Grupito Bilingüe (Bilingual group), Corvallis (Spanish)- 4/1/2023
  • Linn Benton Hispanic Advisory Committee – 3/28/2023
  • IHN-CCO Benton Local Advisory Committee – 3/24/2023
  • Virtual meeting – 3/22/2023
  • Coastal Range Food Bank – 3/19/2023
  • Corvallis, Arabic-speaking community group – 3/16/2023
  • Corvallis Sustainability Fair – 3/9/2023
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