CKHS has developed the Healthy People 2010 Guide Book Action Steps and Goals as a first step in organizing community health goals selected as leading priorities for the next decade. The Guide Book is a “work in progress” that will evolve as work groups and clinical champions focus on each of the objectives and fully develop action plans based on national benchmark programs and the latest in educational and preventive interventions. Much of the work will continue to be carried out through the activities of the 15 community based partnerships which have been formed to address targeted health needs.
Progress toward the achievement of Community Health Objectives will be measured annually around incidence and prevalence rates and biennially around improvement in risk factors and healthy lifestyle behaviors. The ability of partnerships to organize and address identified issues, develop necessary infrastructure, and obtain resources will be assessed through process indicators.