Kitsap Community Health Priorities

A healthier Kitsap County through a shared vision and coordinated action on health priorities






KCHP is Kitsap County's health improvement process. In 2011, KCHP completed its Planning Phase where community representatives reviewed data, identified issues of concern and set the community health priorities listed above (See Previous Years Materials).

In 2012, KCHP began its Action Phase where three Working Groups formed to address the community health priorities. Working Groups are comprised of volunteer community members who have developed action plans with strategies and measurable objectives.

KCHP is an ongoing process; in 2014 we updated and reviewed community data and continue to evaluate progress on the health priorities.



KCHP Action Phase objectives:

1) Collaborate to address Kitsap's community health priorities by implementing strategies in an efficient and coordinated manner.
2) Use measurable objectives to track progress on strategies.
3) Maintain updated KCHP repository of community health data.

KCHP Infographic here

KCHP Community Health Improvement Plan here

"Save the Date!"

Date: September 30th, 2014
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Healthy snacks and hear from KCHP Working Groups

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Community Review Data & Select Priorities for 2014

See how KCHP is making a difference!

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February 25, 1-4pm
NDGC Chambers
Demographics and Environmental Health
Advisory Group
Data Review
March 25, 1-4pm
The Doctors Clinic – Silverdale
Education, Employment, Income, Poverty, Housing
Advisory Group
Data Review
April 29, 1-4pm
United Way Kitsap
Health Care Resources, Pregnancy/Births, Quality of Life
Advisory Group
Data Review
May 27, 1-4pm
OESD, 105 National, Bremerton
Unhealthy behaviors, deaths, illness, injury, disability
Advisory Group
Data Review
June 24, 1-4pm
HMC, 1800 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, Orchid Meeting Room
Review key findings and integrate survey findings
Advisory Group
Data Review
July 29, 1-4pm
The Doctor's Clinic, 2011 NW Myhre, Silverdale
Discussion: opportunities & challenges
Advisory Group
Data Review
August 26
No meeting

September 30, 1-4pm
NDGC, 345 6th St, Bremerton, Chambers
KCHP community meeting: review key findings & prioritization
Community Meeting

Review Key Findings and Prioritize


The Sponsor Group provides leadership and coordination for the Community Health Improvement Process in Kitsap County. In 2011, the Sponsor Group was formed by Kitsap County Health District, Harrison Medical Center, and United Way of Kitsap County. In 2013 a fourth member joined - The Kitsap Community Foundation and in 2014, a fifth member joined – Kitsap County.


Three community partners formed a Sponsor Group to initiate the KCHP process in December 2010: Bob Cross of Harrison Medical Center, Dr. Scott Lindquist of Kitsap Public Health District and Dave Foote of United Way of Kitsap County. Kol Medina from the Kitsap Community Foundation joined the Sponsor Group in 2013.

The Sponsor Group convened a Charter Group comprised of representatives from community organizations to be the KCHP think-tank tasked with reviewing and considering information gathered in the Planning Process. Charter Group members included: Mayor Patty Lent, City of Bremerton; Margaret Swigert, Department of Social and Health Services; Dr. Bill Morris and Robert Cross, Harrison Medical Center; Roxanne Bryson, Holly Ridge Center; Tony Caldwell, Housing Kitsap; Larry Eyer, Kitsap Community Resources; Dr. Scott Lindquist, Kitsap Public Health District; Joe Roszak, Kitsap Mental Health Services; Mary McClure, Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council; Lorraine Olson, Olympic Educational Service District #114; Barbara Malich, Peninsula Community Health Services; and Dave Foote, United Way of Kitsap County. As KCHP moved from a Planning Process into an Action Phase, the Charter Group was dissolved. In November 2011, Community Representatives, including former Charter Group members, organized into Working Groups to address the new Kitsap Community Health Priorities.