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 2013–2017  |  2010–2013  |  2005–2010  |  RWJF County Rankings

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THE PREVENTION AGENDA is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, low socioeconomic groups, and other populations who experience them. (Source)

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) describes the health of the community by presenting information on the health status, community health needs, resources, and health services infrastructure. It includes a socio-demographic profile of the county and seeks to identify target populations that may be at increased risk of poor health outcomes. The CHA also assesses the larger community environment and how it relates to the health of individuals. New York State public health law requires all local health departments to produce a written community health assessment.

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a local-level, community-informed outline for addressing the two most salient Prevention Agenda priorities in our county, Prevent Chronic Disease, and Promote Mental Health and Prevent Substance Abuse. The 2016–2018 CHIP is an update of the 2013–2017 Plan.

Community Health Assessment (CHA)
2013-2017 Full Report    
2019-2024 Click Here    
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
2013-2017 Full Report    
2016-2018 Full Report 2017 Updates
Prevent Chronic Disease
Promote Mental Health, Prevent Substance Abuse
2018 Updates
Prevent Chronic Disease
Promote Mental Health, Prevent Substance Abuse
2019-2024 Click Here    



CHIP 2013–2017

The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) led the process of engaging the community to determine two 2013–2017 Prevention Agenda priorities for Tompkins County. This process began with informing and educating key stakeholders on the intent and purpose of the Community Health Assessment (CHA), the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and the Community Service Plan (CSP) in 2012. The Prevention Agenda serves as a catalyst for action for improving health and reducing health disparities in the state and in local communities.

Tompkins County chose Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Substance Abuse as its two priorities to improve the health of the community. Disparate populations were identified through analysis of socioeconomic data of County zip codes and local data including TCHD and community organization data.

Performance Incentive Initiative

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Community Health Assessment 2005–2010

County Rankings for NYS and Tompkins County
(University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)