Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan

What's Alexandria's health status? How can we build our healthiest future? Decide the next steps!

Page updated on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:54 AM

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Building a Healthier Alexandria Together

All Alexandrians should have the opportunity to live their healthiest life.

You have an important role in making that vision a reality.

Alexandria Health Department and the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria are facilitating the development of a 2020-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). This community-centered plan has equity at its core and answers the question:

What collective actions and structural changes do we need to eliminate differences in health outcomes?

Learn more about the timing and process below.

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Catch up on CHIP here:

Community members submitted hundreds of solution ideas addressing the root causes of poor mental health, unaffordable housing, and poverty during public brainstorms.

  • Community member CHIP workgroups scored the strategies using equity, community acceptability, and impact as criteria. Learn more about the scoring process here.
  • The CHIP workgroups narrowed the scored strategies further and landed on a top list per topic area with a number of potential tactics. Review the final strategies by topic area here
  • Now, workgroup members are researching these strategies to see if they are truly feasible for Alexandria. They are also identifying champions to help implement this work.

Can you serve as a strategy co-champion or help conduct research? Email Natalie Talis here

2019 CHA Report

The 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a community-centered, data-driven review of Alexandria's health status. Learn about Alexandria's top ten health issues  here, then help us build a plan to address them.

The below appendices include data, assessment results, and processes used to complete the CHA:

Commitment to Community

All Alexandria residents are invited -- and encouraged! -- to build Alexandria's Community Health Improvement Plan.

Check this page for updates, or email for more information on how you can get involved.