IPLAN is a community health assessment and planning model designed
to identify health problems and propose solutions through a comprehensive
and ongoing process in which the community directs the decision-making
under the guidance and leadership of the local health department (LHD).
It is grounded in the core functions of public health and addresses the
public health practice standards. This process results in a five-year
community health plan, created at the local level, that addresses a
minimum of three health priorities, with time-referenced, measurable
impact and outcome objectives with appropriate intervention strategies.
Successful completion of the IPLAN process fulfills one of the certification
requirements for local health departments.