This organizational strategic plan guides our work towards becoming a more efficient and effective health department that provides high quality programs and services that will positively impact the health of the community.
The Riley County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was an iterative process involving over 200 stakeholders in reviewing data, discussing needs, and identifying priorities. Based on the series of community and stakeholder meetings, thirteen priorities were identified. Of those, three were selected as having the most potential for collective impact in improving the health of Riley County.
In an effort to gain insights from the community for the purposes of planning and community improvement, Wichita State University’s Center for Applied Research and Evaluation (CARE) was contracted by the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition to conduct a communitywide needs assessment for Riley County, which included the compilation of selected secondary data, administration of a community survey, community member interviews, and focus groups.