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Community Health Improvement Plan

Cherokee County CHIP Planning Committee adopted the following vision:

Cherokee County is a safe, healthy, and educated community where all citizens can achieve their full potential.

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Our story:

During the fall of 2011, Cherokee County initiated a process that led to the creation of this Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). To facilitate an organized, comprehensive approach to creating the plan, organizers followed the nationally recognized “Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnership” (MAPP) process. Following this process, dedicated community partners participated in the following six phases:

  1. Partnership Development/Organizing for Success

  2. Visioning

  3. Four Community-based Assessments:

    • Community Themes and Strengths

    • Local Public Health System

    • Forces of Change

    • Community Health Status

  4. Identify Strategic issues

  5. Formulate Goals and Strategies

  6. Action Cycle - Plan, Implement, Evaluate (an ongoing process) 

Community Contributors
  • ABLE Commission

  • B.E.S.T. Coalition

  • Cherokee County Community Health Coalition

  • Cherokee County District Attorney's Office

  • Cherokee County Health Department

  • Cherokee County Health Services Council

  • Cherokee Nation City of Tahlequah


  • Keys Public Schools

  • NEO Health

  • Northeastern State University

  • Oklahoma State University Extension

  • ROHC

  • S.W.A.T.

  • Senator Jim Wilson

  • Smart Start Cherokee County SMRTNET

  • Tahlequah Community Garden

  • Tahlequah Food Policy Council

  • Tahlequah Police Department

  • Tahlequah Public Schools

  • TSET

  • Cherokee County Tobacco Control Turning Point

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