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Health Planning

CCHN  actively participates in state, regional and county health planning initiatives.

New York State Prevention Agenda

The NYS Prevention Agenda serves as the blueprint for state and local community action to improve the health of New Yorkers and address health disparities. A goal of the Prevention Agenda is to prevent health problems before they occur, or before they worsen. The New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council's Public Health Committee established an Ad Hoc Committee to lead the development of the 2013-2017 NYS Prevention Agenda.

Enormous  efforts went in to the development of the plan from over 200 individuals representing local health planning agencies form all over the state as well as NYSDOH staff. The Committee assessed the progress of the Prevention Agenda 2008-12, examined the current health status of New York State's population; proposed a vision, overarching goals and new priorities for the 2013-2017 period, and obtained stakeholder feedback on the proposed priorities. Stakeholder feedback was used to finalize the priorities and committees were established to develop strategies to address the priority health issues.

The 2013-2017 NYS Prevention Agenda Priorities include:

    • Prevent chronic diseases 
    • Promote  healthy and safe environments 
    • Promote healthy women, infants and children
    • Promote mental health and prevent substance abuse
    • Prevent HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases and healthcareassociated Infections

By clicking the Prevention Agenda link above, you can access more detailed information as well as the action plans addressing the priority areas. 


Regional Planning Coalition

WNY Community Health Planning Institute (WNYCHPI)

Funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Health, WNYCHPI  is dedicated to improving the health of (and health care in) our region by supporting population-based health planning to achieve appropriate alignment of health care resources.

WNYCHPI, the planning arm of the P² Collaborative of Western New York ().  They coordinate a collaborative, ongoing, sustainable, region-wide health planning effort within the eight counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming Counties), as well as aligning and providing supportive tools to assist communities and their stakeholders with their heath-planning efforts.

Local Planning

Chautauqua County

The Chautauqua County Health Planning Team is composed of representatives of the area hospitals, Chautauqua County Health Department, CCHN, and The Resource Center.  They identify health priorities from a number of perspectives as the hospitals develop their Community Service Plans and the Health Department develops the Community Health Assessment.

Long Term Care Strategic Plan

The Long Term Care Council (LTCC), in an effort to better coordinate long term care options for county residents LTCC has devised an integrated communication system called The Chautauqua Plan and adopted a strategic plan outlining other initiatives.

Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. COI – Community Needs Assessment 2011

COI, the local Community Action Agency has a broad mandate to design and implement programs addressing and/or ameliorating local needs and conditions which foster poverty.

Every four years COI publishes a Community Assessment which presents data on a number of indicators ranging from health to transportation. Link below to the 2011 Community Assessment

Chautauqua Tapestry

Chautauqua Tapestry  brings together service providers, families and the community to share responsibilities and resources to enhance the delivery of services and improve the lives of youth and families.

Chautauqua Tapestry  provides an opportunity for Chautauqua County service and support providers to partner with youth who have emotional and behavioral challenges and with their families to create an accessible, responsive, appropriate and effective service delivery system.


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