Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

What is a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)?

A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) uses the results of a health assessment to set goals and objectives for addressing the community’s most pressing health needs. CHIPs can be used to secure funding and organize resources needed to address identified needs.

Progress to Date


Since 2010, the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services has worked with community agencies, partners and members in a collaborative planning process that has resulted in 3 completed Community Health Assessments (2011, 2014, and 2017) and 1 fully implemented CHIP (2012-2015).  In 2015, the Public Health Advisory Council completed the process to develop the region's second plan, the 2015-2018 CHIP, that details the evidence and strategies that will be implemented to bring positive change in the prioritized ares of Access to Healthcare, Behavioral Health, Chronic Disease, and Emergency Preparedness.

2015 - 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan

2015-2018 CHIP Brochure

2012 - 2015 Community Health Improvement Plan

2012-2015 Community Health Improvement Plan Summary Report

Uses of a CHIP


CHIPs can be used to secure the funding and organize the resources needed to address these needs.

2nd CHIP Planning Process


The Public Health Advisory Council completed the planning process for the region’s 2nd plan, the 2015-2018 CHIP, that details the evidence informed strategies that will be implement to bring positive change in the prioritized areas of:
  • Access to Health Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Chronic Disease
  • Emergency Preparedness

The Next CHIP Planning
The upcoming 2017 Community Health Assessment will help to develop the 2018-2021 CHIP. Stay tuned!

More Information


For additional information or to share your comments on the CHIP, please call Bobbie D. Bagley, Director, 603.589.4546