Community Health Improvement Project

Nevada County is pleased to announce that we have started working to develop a 2024 Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)! 


A Community Health Assessment (CHA) will identify key health needs and issues through comprehensive data collection and analysis, while the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) will build off that assessment by developing long-term goals, strategies, and activities to address public health concerns in Nevada County. The CHA and CHIP will be used by the Nevada County Public Health Department and other governmental, education, and human service agencies, in collaboration with community partners, to set priorities and coordinate and target resources.

Through the Community Health Improvement (CHI) process, we will develop a 3 to 5-year plan that will serve as a road map for how we can increase healthy living and health equity throughout Nevada County. 

NCPH Vision for 2023 CHA/CHIP is An engaged diverse, connected, health and happy community.

Values | Valores

Equity. Institutional disparities and barriers to optimal health are addressed by providing equitable access to knowledge, education, services, and supports. 

Equidad. Las disparidades institucionales y las barreras que impiden la salud óptima se abordan al proporcionar acceso equitativo a la información, la educación, los servicios y la ayuda.

Inclusion. All people are safe and welcomed. 

Inclusión. Todas las personas se sienten seguras y bienvenidas.

Acceptance and Compassion. People are accepted at all life stages. Community-wide strategies are person-centered, compassionate, and respectful.

Aceptación y compassion. Se aceptan las personas de todas las etapas de la vida. Las estrategias comunitarias se centran en la persona y son compasivas y respetuosas.

Respect. We share responsibility in cultivating a respectful environment that honors the knowledge, expertise, and voice of the community.

Respeto. Compartimos la responsabilidad de cultivar un entorno respetuoso que valore los conocimientos, la experiencia, y la voz de la comunidad.

Collaboration. We foster a sense of belonging and work together for long-term, sustained results. 

Colaboración. Fomentamos un sentido de pertenencia y trabajamos juntos para obtener resultados sostenidos a largo plazo.

Trusted Relationships. Connections strengthen each person’s social, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Relaciones de confianza. Las conexiones refuerzan el bienestar social, emocional y físico de cada persona.

Alignment. Community members and leaders align strategically to promote proactive decision making. 

Alineamiento. Los miembros de la comunidad y los líderes se alinean estratégicamente para promover la toma de decisiones proactiva.

Accountability. Individually and collectively, we strive for transparency and continuous improvement. 

Responsabilidad. Tanto individualmente como colectivamente, nos dedicamos a la transparencia y la mejora continua.

Shared Environment. Publicly accessible natural and built spaces are valued, protected, and utilized to renew health and wellness. 

Entorno compartido. Los espacios naturales y construidos de acceso público se valoran, se protegen y se utilizan para renovar la salud y el bienestar.

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Getting Involved

The CHI process is a collaborative process and each of us has a role in working to improve health and the quality of life in Nevada County.  We need your help! We want to develop a CHA and CHIP that include the voices of Nevada County’s diverse communities and individuals and that works to improve health for all our residents. There will be many opportunities for you to be involved during this process! 

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on the Nevada County Community Health Improvement Vision and Value Statements. We expect that the final Vision and Value Statements will be posted here before the end of August. 


Previous Public Health CHA/CHIP documents: 

Public Health/Sierra Nevada Memoria Hospital CHA 2019

Nevada County Public Health CHA 2016

Nevada County Public Health CHIP

We will use this website to keep you updated on the CHI process and ways that you can be involved. Please check back regularly. For questions or to learn more about how to get involved, email