The 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.
- 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.
Current CHAP activities:
Community Health Assessment Data 2015/2016:
Community Health Improvement Plan 2012:
CHAP Meeting Minutes:
Hep B Birth Dose Presentation , Kansas City Regional Health Assessment Report
CHAP Work Groups:
Access to Health Care
Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Mental Health/Substance Abuse Grant Evaluation
Community Health Data:
BRFSS - expanded data (link goes to KDHE website)
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.
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.
- 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.