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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Community Health Improvement


The Community Health Survey was created by the New Orleans Health Department and community partners working together to make New Orleans a healthier place to live for all. By taking this survey, you are helping us to better understand what is most important to you and to your community. Survey results will guide us as we make plans to improve health over the next five years.

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New Orleans Community Health Improvement Plan- Second Revision

November 2016

Download the second revision of the Community Health Improvement Plan here     CHIP-2nd-Revision-Cover-with-Border-(1).png

In November 2016, NOHD released the final revision of the 2013-2017 Community Health Improvement Plan. This second revision reflects any changes and progress made since the last revision in May 2015, including: new objectives and activities, new collaboratives and partnerships, and recently released data relevant to our priority areas.  


New Orleans Community Health Improvement Plan- First Revision

May 2015


Download the first revision of the Community Health Improvement Plan here

In June 2014, NOHD reconvened the CHI Steering Committee to evaluate CHIP efforts and begin thprocess of revising CHIP Goals, Objectives and Action Plans where relevant. The plans in this revised version of the CHIP reflect a nine month revision process and will serve as our guide as we collectively strive to achieve our vision for community health improvement in New Orleans. 


New Orleans Community Health Improvement Report

January 2013

chachip-thumb-2013.pngDownload the Community Health Improvement Report here

The New Orleans Community Health Improvement Report contains two reports, the Community Health Profile and Community Health Improvement Plan. Together, these documents paint a broad picture of the state of community health in New Orleans. A summary of each of these documents is below. 


Community Health Profile

In 2011, together with over 100 community partners, the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) engaged in its first city-wide community health assessment since 2000. The Community Health Profile contains the result of that assessment. The following assessments make up the Community Health Profile:

  1. Community Health Status
    1. How healthy are our residents?
    2. What does the health status of our community look like?
  2. Local Public Health System
    1. What are the competencies and capacities of our local public health system?
    2. How well are the 10 essential public health services external link external link being provided in our community?
  3. Community Themes and Strengths
    1. What is important to our community?
    2. How do we perceive quality of life in our community?
    3. What assets do we have that can be leveraged to improve our community’s health?
  4. Forces of Change
    1. What is occurring or might occur that affects the health of our community or the local public health system?
    2. What specific threats or opportunities are generated by these occurrences?

Community Health Improvement Plan

Based on the results of the Community Health Assessment, the New Orleans Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a progressive, assets-based effort with dynamic, sector-based work plans that were developed as a result of several strategic planning efforts that took place concurrent to the community health improvement process. 

With the help of our partners, we have developed action plans with measurable targets to address the following five priority areas:
  • Access to Physical and Behavioral Healthcare
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Violence Prevention
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Family Health

The objectives and strategies in each of these priority areas will serve as our guide over the next five years as we strive to achieve our vision for community health improvement in New Orleans. 

Our CHIP is a living document; this means that although we have captured specific goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets on paper now, the plan will continue to grow and evolve over the next five years as we do.





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