Health systems and clinics in San Diego have joined with public health and academic representatives to develop collaborative, innovative, and effective ways to address the region's ever-increasing health care needs.
Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) was established in a local environment with a highly developed managed care marketplace, a diverse county population, no public hospital, and a growing number of uninsured.
The catalyst for the 25-member CHIP coalition was 1994 legislation that required not-for-profit, private hospitals to, among other things, conduct a health needs assessment of its community (every three years) and prepare a community benefit plan and report (annually).
After the production of the needs assessment, members implemented a priority-setting process and a combined countywide community benefit plan.
The CHIP work teams : Of 12 self-managed work teams formed in 1996,7 are still meeting in some capacity-addressing access to care for the underinsured and uninsured, chronic disease management in underserved areas, community diabetes care, health education and access to care for African immigrants (new Americans), adolescent health, mental health, and violence prevention. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Information, Santé, Evaluation, Méthodologie, Région, Aspect humain, Géographie, Planification, Economie, Besoin, Accessibilité, Soin, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information, Health, Evaluation, Methodology, Region, Human aspect, Geography, Planning, Economy, Need, Accessibility, Care, Health policy
Notice produite par :
ORS Auvergne - Observatoire Régional de la Santé d'Auvergne
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 19/02/1999.