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Community Health Assessment Process (CHAP)

appleThe Community Health Assessment Process (CHAP) is a Johnson County community partnership, which collectively and systematically assesses the health status and needs of our community.  The goal is to improve and/or maintain a high level of health for our citizenry.

CHAP Timeline:

  • 1996 - Collected data through a general population survey, a key informants study, focus groups and a study of existing data.
  • 1997 - Determined community assets and key findings, CHAP Ambassadors selected three core initiatives:  Access to Care, Obesity and Safe Kids.
  • 1998 - Received a National Association of Counties Achievement Award and a Behavioral Risk Data Survey Project Award.
  • 2001 - Released “Health Risk Behaviors of Johnson County”.
  • 2002 - Began Obesity Initiative with funding from Kansas Health Foundation.
  • 2004 - Incorporated tobacco as a CHAP priority focusing limiting youth access to tobacco products and limiting exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.
  • 2005 - Continue to evaluate progress toward the current health initiatives as well as develop new intervention strategies to meet the changing needs of the community.
  • 2006 - Oral health is added as another CHAP health initiative.
  • 2009 - Continue to evaluate the community's progress toward identified health initiatives.
  • 2011 - Completed comprehensive community health assessment. Priority areas are: 1) Physical Activity/Nutrition, 2) Access to Care, and 3) Mental Health/Substance Abuse.
  • 2012 - Work groups around priority areas are meeting to create the Community Health Improvement Plan.
  • 2012 - Community Health Profile and Community Health Improvement Plan completed.
  • 2013 - Current initiatives and accomplishments reviewed; continue to focus efforts on identified priority areas.
  • 2014-15 - Initiatives and accomplishments reviewed; continue to focus on priority areas: Physical Activity/Nutrition, Access to Care and Mental Health/Substance Abuse.
  • 2015-16 - Completed community health needs assessment surveys with residents. CHAP members began discussing community health data and choosing health priorities.
  • 2017 - The Community Health Assessment and Profile and Community Health Improvement Plan are completed. Priorities chosen: Access to Care, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Mental Health.

Current CHAP activities:

Community Health Assessment and Community Profile 2016

Community Health Improvement Plan 2017-2019

Community Health Assessment Data 2015/2016:

Community Health Needs Assessment Survey Analysis 2015 (Power Point presentation)

Community Indicators - Key Trends

UCS Community Profile for Johnson County

County Health Rankings

REACH Health Status Data Report

Improving Community Health JOCO

Kansas Kids Count

Homelessness in Johnson County

Free and Reduced Lunch

Characteristics of Poor in JOCO

Housing Affordability

Winnable Battles CDC

Healthy People 2020

Oral Health Assessment - Metro KC, Health Care Foundation of Greater KC

Oral Health Assessment - Power Point

Oral Health School Screenings - JOCO 2014-15

Presentations from Olathe Health System CHA, Saint Luke's Hospital CHA, Children's Mercy Hospital CHA, CDC Winnable Battles


Community Health Improvement Plan 2012:

Community Health Improvement Plan 2012-2017

2011 Community Health Profile

CHAP Meeting Minutes:

July 26, 2016 Minutes

June 7, 2016 Minutes

April 26, 2016 Minutes

March 29, 2016 Minutes

February 16, 2016 Minutes and Sign-In

January 26, 2016 Minutes and Sign-In

October 27, 2015 Minutes, Sign-In

July 28, 2015 Minutes and Sign-In

April 28, 2015, Sign-In

January 27, 2015, Sign -InCHIP Progress 2014, Presentation: Cultural Sensitivity

October 27, 2014, Presentations: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Community Health Improvement Plan Reporting Pilot Project, CHIP Sample Screen Shots

July 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

January 28, 2014

October 22, 2013

Hep B Birth Dose Presentation , Kansas City Regional Health Assessment Report

July 23, 2013

April 23, 2013

January 22, 2013 , CHIP Accomplishments to Date, BRFSS Comparison

September 25, 2012

June 26, 2012

March 27, 2012

February 28, 2012

January 24, 2012

November 15, 2011

October 11, 2011

September 20, 2011

June 7, 2011

May 10, 2011

April 26, 2011

March 29, 2011

CHAP Work Groups:

Physical Activity/Nutrition

Access to Health Care

Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Mini grant posters - kiosk, mall 1, mall 2

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Grant Evaluation

Logic Model for Work Groups (March 2012)

Additional information:

CHAP-CHIP Developing the Plan

Community Health Indicators

Community Health Assessment Overview

Community Health Assessment Process: A History

Community Health Data:

Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - Johnson County 2011

County Review - Indicators by United Community Services (UCS)

Johnson County Health Profile (REACH)

2013 Kids Count

Poverty in Johnson County (UCS)

Kansas Health Matters website

Kansas Health Matters website - Johnson County data

Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - Local Data, 2009

BRFSS - expanded data (link goes to KDHE website)

Hunger in Johnson County, Kansas

Substance Abuse Among Children and Youth in Johnson County

Homeless Point in Time Count 2011 - A Snapshot of Homelessness in Johnson County

A Profile of Our Community - The Kansas City Six-County Region

A Profile of Our Community: Johnson County

How Johnson County is Changing

2010 KIDS COUNT Data

Johnson County, Kansas Children Poverty Trends

Poverty: At Home in the Suburbs

Binge Drinking Stats and Information

Current Kansas Policies to Reduce Youth Alcohol Access

Previous CHAP accomplishments:

Access to Care:

  • Found that 13% of the adults in Johnson County experience some obstacle to obtaining health care.
  • In 1998, conducted a community survey reaching more than 450 residents.
  • Identified a need for dental care and access to care for children.
  • Some CHAP and community activities which responded to these needs:
    • Developed a major database of free/low-cost health care services and locations.
    • Provided information on health care resources to the county online information program.
    • Established the Richard L. Danford Dental Referral Service to assist low-income residents in obtaining quality dental care.
    • Opened a second Health Partnership Clinic in Olathe in January of 2000.
    • Initiated Jo-Wave, and outreach effort to get children enrolled in Healthwave which is the statewide Children's Health Insurance Program for those at 150% to 200% of the poverty income level. In 1999, 934 children in Johnson County were enrolled in Healthwave.) At the end of 2000, 1,286 children were enrolled in Healthwave and 1,746 in Medicaid through the Healthwave application process.

Physical Activity:

Data indicated that seniors exercise less than the rest of the population.

  • Partnered with Roeland Park Community Center to develop a fitness room specifically for seniors to encourage an increase in physical activity rates for that population.
  • Initiated a school-based, family reading/physical activity program, "Jog Your Mind."
  • Coordinated a fun-run & pedometer program for the KS Medical Society Conference.
  • Provided fitness information and resources to a parish nurse program.

Childhood Injury Prevention:

  • Established the Safe Kids Johnson County program.
  • On-going community car seat safety check up events.
  • Collaboration with community agencies and groups on juvenile firesetting, sports safety & home safety.

Tobacco Issues:

  • Collaborated on "Clean Air Kansas City" website and media campaign.
  • Assisted with statewide cessation program, Quitline phone counseling and referral for those trying to quit smoking.

Upcoming Events

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October 25, 2017 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

November 1, 2017 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

November 8, 2017 | 10:00 am to 6:30 pm

Walk-in Health Clinic Hours

November 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Solid Waste Management Committee Meeting

November 10, 2017 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

JCDHE Closed for Veterans Day (Nov. 10, 2017)