Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHIP partnership is an innovative collaboration between Jefferson Healthcare (JCH), the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) devoted to identifying the most pressing health priorities for Jefferson County and actions that will lead to improvements. Click here for Jefferson County's CHIP webpage.

The CHIP partnership focuses on four Jefferson County health priorities, which were identified through a rigorous community data assessment study and ranked at data assessment meetings. The four health priorities focused on include:
  • Access to care
  • Access to mental health and substance abuse care
  • Healthy eating, active living and chronic disease prevention
  • Immunizations
CHIP was awarded a $1,000,000 federal grant in the Fall of 2020 to continue the work of the Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC), which was developed with funds from a planning grant awarded in 2019.  The focus of these efforts are on Opioid and Behavioral Health Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.  This work addresses a key priority identified in the CHIP's 2016 Strategic Plan and is funded a Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP-I) grant, awarded by HRSA, the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. Learn more about the BHC's ongoing work at this link.

2019 Community Health Assessment

 The 2019 Community Health Assessment (CHA) was conducted in Jefferson County.  Qualitative input was gathered from the community through Community Forums and Conversations and Key Informant interviews.  The quantitative data on specific measures was sourced from various existing data resources and a community survey.  We invite you to click through to the CHIP website to peruse related CHA documents and presentations.


Community Resources

The following documents list links to categorized resources available to Jefferson County Residents.

Click here for a full, alphabetical listing of the resources shown in the documents above.