Community Health Improvement Plan Hero

More than 65+ community partners, led by the Tulsa Health Department and Pathways to Health, have been working together to create the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan for Tulsa County (CHIP). The overall goal of the plan is to improve the health and well-being of Tulsa County residents in order to become the healthiest county in the state. The CHIP is divided into two priority areas to address access to health resources and health education and education systems. Most importantly, this plan will address health equity issues and the social determinants of health: the conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.

This plan was developed over the course of nine months, with input from residents and stakeholders in the public and private sector.

Health is often determined more by social factors than by medical care. Education, economic opportunities, access to resources, race and ethnicity, the environment, social and family networks all impact the health of an individual. Because of this, it’s critical to have support from everyone who can make a difference in these fields.

We are very excited to share this plan with you – and make a difference in Tulsa. 

Community Health Needs Assessment

In 2022, an assessment was conducted on behalf of the Tulsa Health Department, in collaboration with Saint Francis Hospital, by PRC, a nationally recognized health care consulting firm. This Community Health Needs Assessment is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors, and needs of residents in Tulsa County. Subsequently, this information may be used to inform decisions and guide efforts to improve community health and wellness. This also provides information so that communities may identify issues of greatest concern and decide to commit resources to those areas, thereby making the greatest possible impact on community health status.

Community Feedback Survey

Pathways to Health is committed to making Tulsa County the healthiest county in Oklahoma. We know there are challenges to overcome in order to improve health in our community, and it’s going to take all of us working together to see change.

In order to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, we want to hear from you. We want to know how you feel about your health and the health of those in the areas where you live, learn, work, play and worship.