New Fact Sheet Highlights Resources for Rural Stakeholders Developing a CHNA and/or CHIP

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) published a new fact sheet highlights resources available for rural health stakeholders engaging in the development of a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and/or community health improvement plan (CHIP).

Many rural stakeholders are familiar with the CHNA process as part of accreditation or IRS requirements, but how does that fuel a CHIP or fit into the larger community health improvement process?

With support from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, NOSORH developed this Fact Sheet for State Offices of Rural Health and other rural health stakeholders to explore available resources for undertaking a CHNA or CHIP.  The fact sheet offers definitions, highlighting the difference between a CHIP and non-profit hospital Financial Benefit report, and explores how all of this fits within the broader community health improvement process.

Looking for more?  Check out the Resources by Topic and Position Statements sections of the NOSORH website.