Community Health Improvement Plan

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a strategic planning tool for improving the health of Pierce County. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department is facilitating a community process, along with the leadership of MultiCare and Franciscan Health Systems and the University of Washington-Tacoma Nursing Program and School of Social Work. The strengths, needs and desires of Pierce County residents will drive the process.

An executive summary of the Community Health Assessment can be viewed here.

The CHIP includes specific action steps by organizations from across the county employing their resources, specific mission and particular focus to address the health needs of the county. Non-profit organizations, public agencies, businesses and other entities will be able to use the plan to focus their attention and resources on the most critical community health issues in our county. Please view our CHIP Goals. 

For more information about CHIP and the role you or your organization can play, contact Karen Meyer at (253) 798-4581 or