CHIS Mission

The goal of the Community Health Information System (CHIS) is to provide a tool for individuals, groups, organizations and communities within the 57–county Diocese of Texas to use in evaluating community health status, developing action plans, and monitoring the results of interventions.

The CHIS accomplishes this goal by providing timely and geographically specific population health information, information on using indicators to study population health, and a means to identify community assets.

CHIS provides the means of measuring health status in a geographical range that includes US census tracts, neighborhoods, counties, and the Diocese of Texas as a whole.