Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) for InterCommunity Health Network CCO (IHN-CCO) is tasked with overseeing a community health assessment and adopting a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This CHIP serves as a beginning place for planning for the improvement of IHN-CCO members’ health and quality of care while effectively managing costs.
The CHIP was updated in June 2019. It is based on the foundational work of the 2014 CHIP and its 2016 Addendum. The 2019 CHIP borrows from and builds upon the Regional Health Assessment and the three county Community Health Assessments of Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties.
Overview of Health Impact Areas and Outcomes
- Outcome 1: Increase the percentage of Members who receive appropriate care at the appropriate time and place.
- Outcome 2: Increase the percentage of Members who receive care communicated in a way that ensures that they can understand and be understood by their care providers, and that they are effectively engaged in their care.
- Outcome 3: Improve integration of oral health services with behavioral and physical health services.
- Outcome 1: Reduce stigma and increase community awareness that behavioral health issues are normal and widely experienced.
- Outcome 2: Increase the behavioral health expertise of healthcare providers and staff to reduce stigma and improve access and appropriate utilization of services.
- Outcome 3: Increase mental health and substance use screenings, services, referrals, and peer and parent support.
- Outcome 4: Improve care for Members experiencing mental health crisis.
- Outcome 5: Improve care for Members experiencing severe and persistent mental illness.
- Outcome 6: Behavioral health funded and practiced with equal value and priority as physical health.
- Outcome 1: Increase the percentage of children, youth, and families who are empowered in their health.
- Outcome 2: Decrease child abuse and neglect rates.
- Outcome 3: Increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.
- Outcome 4: Increase integration of behavioral health and oral care as part of routine primary pediatric care.
- Outcome 1: Increase the percentage of Members who are living a healthful lifestyle.
- Outcome 2: Reduce the percentage of Members who use and/or are exposed to tobacco.
- Outcome 3: Reduce sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates.
- Outcome 1: Reduce unplanned pregnancy rates.
- Outcome 2: Increase the percentage of Members who receive early and adequate care and support before, during, and after pregnancy.
- Outcome 1: Increase the percentage of Members who have safe, accessible, affordable housing.
- Outcome 2: Increase the percentage of Members who have access to affordable transportation.
- Outcome 3: Increase the percentage of Members who have access to healthy food.
- Outcome 4: Increase health equity.