The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) defines the vision for the health of the community. It is a long-term, systematic process of addressing health issues based on the results of assessment activities. This plan is used by health and other governmental, educational and human service agencies along with community partners, to set priorities and coordinate and target their resources. A CHIP is critical for developing policies and defining actions that promote health. To read the 2014 – 2016 Allen County Community Health Improvement Plan, click here. To read the 2014 – 2016 report of the Allen County Community Health Improvement Plan, along with brief plans for 2017 – 2018, click here.