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
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.
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.