Reports

Healthy Bexar Plan: Community Health Improvement Plan 2017

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) presented the most recent data on the status of the community’s health as well as areas needing improvement. Following the CHNA, more than 200 community stakeholders and members started working together to develop the 2017 Healthy Bexar Plan, previously known as the Community Health Improvement Plan. The plan proposes to improve the community’s health in five priority areas: Behavioral and Mental Well-Being, Healthy Child and Family Development, Healthy Eating and Active Living, Safe Communities, and Sexual Health. In contrast to the previous two CHIPs, the 2017 CHIP used a modified Results Based Accountability (RBA) framework. Starting with the end in mind, the modified RBA process helped each workgroup and its members focus on the results they want to achieve, select key headline indicators to measure success toward this vision, identify and prioritize root causes influencing the indicators, and develop strategies and actions to impact these causes and ultimately make a positive change in the community. The 2017 Healthy Bexar Plan represents a beginning, not an end. We all need to continue to work collaboratively, engage new partners, and leverage our resources to successfully implement this plan. This is a “living” document that will be modified in response to evolving circumstances, resource availability, and other factors.

Community Health Assessment 2016

This report is the result of a formal community assessment that reflects over 24 months of collaborative work with agency partners and community stakeholders to establish a shared vision, select relevant indicators, and prepare a document that addresses the important drivers of health in our community.

In keeping with the national movement in public health to focus more sharply on the root causes of health outcomes, the report devotes significant space to describing social, economic, and environmental conditions. The framework used to organize the report, developed by the Bay Area Regional Health Inequalities Initiative, moves from population characteristics to living conditions, to health behaviors and risk factors, and finally to prevalence of specific diseases and causes of death.

Community Health Improvement Plan 2014

Following the release of the 2010 Bexar County Community Health Assessment, the Bexar County Community Health Collaborative (The Health Collaborative) partnered with the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) to begin a process to develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). A CHIP is a community-wide, collaborative strategic plan that sets Focus Areas for health improvement and engages partners and organizations to develop, support, and implement the plan. A CHIP is intended to serve as a vision for the health of a community and a framework for organizations to use in making that vision a reality. In May of 2012, the first Bexar County Community Health Improvement Plan was published. It was developed with the collaboration, participation and feedback of more than 50 community leaders.

Community Health Assessment 2013

This report is the result of a formal community assessment that reflects over 24 months of collaborative work with agency partners and community stakeholders to establish a shared vision, select relevant indicators, and prepare a document that addresses the important drivers of health in our community.

In keeping with the national movement in public health to focus more sharply on the root causes of health outcomes, the report devotes significant space to describing social, economic, and environmental conditions. The framework used to organize the report, developed by the Bay Area Regional Health Inequalities Initiative, moves from population characteristics to living conditions, to health behaviors and risk factors, and finally to prevalence of specific diseases and causes of death.