Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Regional Community Health Improvement Plan – coming in 2024

The Regional CHIP will include health goals and strategies for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties.

The work is led by the Partnership for Community Health, which includes Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County health departments, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization (IHN-CCO), Samaritan Health Services, and United Way of Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.  

The Partnership for Community Health used community input and the 2022-2025 Regional Health Assessment (link to RHA in right column) to identify these priority areas:

  • Access to Affordable Housing
  • Behavioral Health
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Access to Quality Care

Want to help with goals and strategies to address these priorities?

Please contact Marianne at or 541-819-4944.

Regional Community Health Assessment 

The Partnership for Community Health used Regional Health Assessment data and community input to identify key health themes. Community conversations will help us select priorities for the Regional CHIP.

Lincoln Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 

The 2019-2024 Lincoln CHIP focuses on healthy living, mental health promotion and community resiliency, and substance use prevention. In the documents section to the right (or below) you will find:

  • Lincoln CHIP one page summary
  • Full CHIP
  • 2018 Community Health Assessment
  • Please contact Marianne Seifert to learn more and get involved at or 541-819-4944.  

Coming Soon!

  • Partnership for Community Health web page

Plan Regional de Mejora de Salud Comunitaria

La Asociación de Salud Comunitaria usó las Evaluaciones de Salud Regional y aportes de la comunidad para identificar los temas más importantes de salud. Las conversaciones comunitarias nos ayudarán a seleccionar prioridades para el plan regional CHIP.

Plan de Mejora de Salud Comunitaria del Lincoln (CHIP) 

El Lincoln CHIP 2019-2024 se enfoca en que tengamos estilos de vidas sanas, promover la salud mental y crear una comunidad saludable, y la prevención del uso de drogas y alcohol.

¡Pronto llegan!

  • Página web de la Asociación de Salud Comunitaria

2019 -2024 Plan

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a 5-year plan that is developed and implemented by the community, through a process supported by Lincoln County Public Health. A well-developed CHIP can align our county's many organizations and advocates into a coordinated collaborative network to improve our collective impacts on community health.

View a summary video of the 2019-2024 Community Health Improvement Plan.

Below is a snapshot of the 2019-2024 Community Health Improvement Plan workgroups:

Healthy Living

Goal 1: Improve availability of and access to good nutritional optionsGoal 2: Improve availability of and access to opportunities for physical activityGoal 3: Reduce tobacco use and initiation
Strategy 1: Assess and act on opportunities to improve nutritious options in communitiesStrategy 1: Support the development of infrastructure and a built environment that supports physical activityStrategy 1: Implement policies and practices that prevent tobacco use and initiation
Strategy 2: Support initiatives to repurpose unused and extra foodStrategy 2: Increase ability of local organizations to provide activitiesStrategy 2: Support healthy alternative activities to smoking

Examples of how these strategies could be applied: community gardens, nutrition classes, active transportation options, repurposing food, tobacco retail licensing, trainings, etc.

Mental Health Promotion and Community Resilience

Goal 1: Increase community knowledge and skills to support good mental health Goal 2: Further develop environments and systems that support mental well-being
Strategy 1: Increase availability of and participation in classes that increase knowledge and skills to promote good mental healthStrategy 1: Coordinate and systematize mental health safety net systems
Strategy 2: Increase community capacity to organize community-building events and activitiesStrategy 2: Support the spread of trauma-informed trainings, policies, and practices
Strategy 3: Increase availability and use of community activity spaces for activities that build community connections and promote good mental health

Examples of how these strategies could be applied: develop community-wide suicide postvention plan, community leadership development, mental health first aid classes, trainings, etc.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Goal 1: Prevent access to addictive and abusable substancesGoal 2: Prevent and reduce initiation rates of substance use and abuse
Strategy 1: Decrease excess prescription drugs in the communityStrategy 1: Increase utilization and availability of healthy alternative activities to substance abuse
Strategy 2: Research and implement policies to reduce access to risky substancesStrategy 2: Support current organizations and programs to develop further to prevent substance abuse

Examples of how these strategies could be applied: drug take-back events, zoning restrictions, trainings, etc.