Community Health Assessment and Planning

2024 Community Listening Sessions

Community Listening Sessions are underway at various locations around Sedgwick County and through an online option.

These forums provide community residents the opportunity to share their thoughts, perceptions and desires for addressing community-wide health issues. Click here for a schedule.

2023-25 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The Sedgwick County Community Health Improvement Plan is a three-year community health improvement process that identifies priority issues, develops and implements strategies for action, and establishes accountability to ensure measurable health improvement. The first step is creating the CHIP, which occurred in Fall 2022. See the six steps in this process below:

More than 70 representatives from healthcare and other community organizations met on October 18, 2022, to review health data and community input before selecting health issues for the 2023-2025 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Sedgwick County. The group voted to select four health issues for the CHIP:

Healthcare Access
Mental Health
Food Access

To review local, state and national health data presented at the meeting on these four health issues and on nine other priority health issues considered for the CHIP, click here

In January and February 2023, partners began meeting in four workgroups associated with each health issue. In March 2023, as part of baseline data collection, some workgroups have chosen to focus on particular Sedgwick County ZIP Codes for their work. Reports generated for that work are listed below:

Additional resources for workgroup members are provided through a SharePoint portal, located here (requires login).

For more information or to join one of the CHIP workgroups, email

Community Health Assessment (CHA)

The Sedgwick County Community Health Assessment provides a comprehensive view of our community's key health status, needs and issues by collecting and analyzing health data and soliciting and incorporating community input. Information from the CHA helps to prioritize where to allocate resources to best meet community needs. The CHA is data collected to inform the CHIP process.

The SCHD CHA consists of three parts:

2022 Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Community Health Assessment & Planning Archive

2020-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

2019 Community Health Assessment

2017-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan

This plan outlines the needs, strategies and measurements necessary to address the community health priorities.

Older Archives

Other Community Health Assessment & Planning Resources

KS Health Matters

The Kansas Health Matters website brings together community health-related statistical data, local resources and a wealth of information into one accessible location. The intent is to give communities the tools they need to read and understand the public health indicators that affect the quality of our residents' lives. The site was created by the Kansas Partnership for Improving Community Health which is supported by Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Health Foundation, KALHD, and Community Care Network of Kansas (formerly KAMU).

County Health Rankings

The County Health Rankings show that where we live matters to our health. The health of a community depends on many different factors - ranging from health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment. These are published annually by University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and support is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Kansas Health Institute

The Kansas Health Institute is an independent, nonprofit health policy and research organization that informs policymakers about important issues affecting the health of Kansans. Their website contains up-to-date health-related topics at a state-level governmental perspective.