Overview of Population Health
Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being
Virginia’s Plan for Well-Being was released in 2016 with the goal of making Virginia the healthiest state in the nation. The plan highlights specific goals and strategies on which communities can focus so the state can make measurable health improvement by 2020.
Norfolk Community Health Assessment (CHA)
Where and how we live, learn, work, and play affects our health and understanding how these factors influence health is critical for developing the best strategies to address them. A Community Health Assessment (CHA) was completed in 2016 to identify the health-related needs and strengths of Norfolk.
Click here to learn more about the Norfolk MAPP Process.
Norfolk Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The Norfolk Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is an action-oriented plan created to make the Norfolk community a healthier place to live. In partnership with community partners and Norfolk residents, the Norfolk Department of Public Health led the development of the CHIP in 2017, using the key findings from the CHA, which included qualitative data from focus groups and local, state, and national quantitative data to inform discussions and determine health priority areas.
The CHIP lays the foundation for addressing some of the most challenging public health issues facing the city of Norfolk. Norfolk’s CHIP includes action plans for three health issues and a cross-cutting priority that were identified through the CHA process and later prioritized by the Norfolk Community Advisory Board, community partners, and Norfolk residents.
The three priority issues and a cross-cutting priority included in the CHIP are:
Each issue has goals, objectives, and key actions that will be implemented to promote optimal health and well-being for all who live, work, and play in the Norfolk community. Please see the combined CHIP Action Plans for Norfolk’s prioritized issues.