Cook Children's is leading a monumental endeavor to fully understand the current state of children's health and to better focus on improving the health and well-being of children in our six-county service region.
This effort, known as the Community-wide Children's Health Assessment and Planning Survey (CCHAPS), is the first known project of its kind, to focus solely on the overall health status of children. Necessitated by the limited data, most of which is not child-focused, the venture fills the gaps in our community's children's health data. Cook Children't Community Health Outreach and System Planning staff continue to collaborate on the initiative and steer the CCHAPS process.
CCHAPS Coverage Area
The data gathered through CCHAPS will allow our community to: 1) Evaluate children't health needs within the region by reviewing measures of health status, as well as factors that influence health status. 2) Identify children't health priorities within our community. 3) Promote and support community collaborations that identify and implement solutions to specifically targeted children's health priorities. 4) Create and monitor community benchmarks to measure progress.
Access to the children's health data will provide a valuable community tool to support planning and fundraising efforts on behalf of children. Health status data can be used by community planning organizations to develop initiatives for action on children's issues, by foundations for determining funding priorities where children are affected and by faith-based organizations to focus outreach ministry efforts. The data will also be instrumental in helping to identify any health disparities in children's health care.
ACCESS THE DATA. ACT ON THE DATA.
Visit the CCHAPS website to find data about Wise County children's issues.