The State Health Assessment (SHA) provides a snapshot of health for the entire population, across a range of conditions and factors. Let’s Get Healthy California – the SHA – identifies key health issues and contributing factors, elevates disparities and inequities, and identifies assets and resources that can be mobilized to address these health improvement opportunities. The SHA provides a strong foundation to inform program and policy planning and development. Learn more about the State Health Assessment.
The state health improvement plan (SHIP) connects a wide variety of plans, programs, and initiatives across California, at both the state and local level. Let’s Get Healthy California (LGHC) – the SHIP – lays out an overarching framework and strategic approach to unify efforts across the state that are working to address shared priorities identified within LGHC. Learn more about the State Health Improvement Plan.
The Emerging Issues (EI) process serves as an extension of the State Health Assessment (SHA) and the State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) by building capacity to respond to emerging issues and cross-cutting priorities that arise between the SHA/SHIP cycle. The EI process identifies potential health concerns, examines these topics with subject matter experts, determines the public health role in these issues, and plans next steps as it relates to intervention and/or adoption into the broader SHA/SHIP framework.