About this resource:
Source: Institute of Medicine, 1997
Last Reviewed: 1997
Workgroups: Public Health Infrastructure Workgroup
This report describes how communities can use community health improvement processes (CHIPs) to promote health and prevent disease. The report recommends CHIPs as a tool for:
- Identifying and prioritizing population-level health needs
- Developing interventions to address those needs
- Monitoring performance and outcomes of interventions
The committee encourages using performance monitoring as part of the CHIP process to:
- Identify and measure processes and outcomes
- Assess intervention efficacy
- Hold stakeholders accountable
Additionally, the committee recommends tools for helping communities develop their own performance indicators.
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Institute of Medicine. (1997). Improving health in the community: a role for performance monitoring. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.