The results are in…
Did you miss the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) reveal last week? No problem! Here’s the summary miOttawa.org/2017CHNA and the full report miOttawa.org/2017CHNAFullReport. Additional studies that were a part of the CHNA and previous years can be found at miOttawa.org/healthdata. See the infographic below for some of the report’s highlights. The CHNA is a:
• LOOK at the people’s health of Ottawa County.
• METHOD to find key health problems and resources.
• TOOL to develop strategies to address health needs.
• WAY for community engagement and collaboration.
But wait – there’s more!
Come be a part of the 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) starting this month. While Ottawa County ranks high in numerous health outcomes, we still have much more work to do! The 2018 CHIP will build on the work of the 2015 CHIP that created plans to address three health areas of concern:
• Access to Health Care
• Mental Health
• Healthy Behaviors
We will also take into account new data from the 2017 CHNA on Adverse Childhood Experiences and much more. There have been so many wonderful happenings since the 2015 CHIP. For one, numerous organizations in Ottawa County developed the Pathways to Better Health program. This program addresses all three health areas of concern by enabling community health workers to help people achieve healthier outcomes. Find out more about the 2015 CHIP progress here.
Community Health Improvement Planning Dates:
March 22 • April 19 • May 31
We encourage people in health care, public health, business, government, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and schools to get engaged. Register today!