County Health Improvement Organizations are non-profit organizations that bring together
multiple community partners to improve the health and primary healthcare in their counties.
They are typically Turning Point Partnerships that have chosen to meet the criteria and
apply for certification through the Public Health Institute of Oklahoma.
The goal is to strengthen local efforts to improve health and health care in Oklahoma by
encouraging the Partnerships and other eligible coalitions to implement structures and
processes that will make them more effective, more visible to organizations with
resources, and more attractive to a wider variety of funders. Certification also makes a
CHIO a part of the statewide extension system through which information and opportunities
can be obtained or shared.
CHIOs are "certified" by the Public Health Institute of Oklahoma (PHIO), which serves as the
state hub for the extension system. Fore more information contact us at