From data collection and analysis to the identification of prioritized needs and implementation strategies, the process is guided by many community partners across San Joaquin County. Opinions are also sought from decision makers and key stakeholders and, more importantly, from residents whose voices are not often heard.
Development of the CHNA and CHIP is led by a Core Team that also co-funds the process. This team is responsible for planning and key decision-making, including input on developing data collection instruments, analysis of data, and in reviewing and commenting on the draft reports. Members include all of our local non-profit hospitals, both Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, Public Health Services, our local Federally Qualified Health Centers, the County Office of Education, and as well as several key community-based organizations.
There is also a large, broadly representative Steering Committee whose members come from both the public and private sectors. The Steering Committee supports the CHNA process by collecting primary data, participating in data review and health need prioritization. They then craft the companion CHIP Action Plan with strategies designed for collective impact.
A full list of Core Team and Steering Committee members is found in both the CHNA and CHIP.