Clermont County Public Health and local partners are seeking input from the community to help guide the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).
The CHIP is a long-term plan used to address public health concerns in a community. The plans are based on the assessment of the needs of a community and feedback from the citizens in that community. Clermont County’s Community Health Assessment can be found here. A summary of the assessment can be found here.
Public Health is asking community members and residents of Clermont County to take a survey and identify 3-4 priority health issues affecting the community. The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/CHIP21. Responses are due by Feb. 25.
“Community Health Improvement Plans are a vital part of public health,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit. “This plan will help us identify the issues affecting our community and allow us to focus our efforts to help resolve those issues over the next few years.”
Once complete, the CHIP will set specific goals, strategies and activities to improve the priority health issues chosen.
The goal of the improvement plan is to increase awareness of health issues impacting the community and provide education and opportunities to the public to improve their health.
The last improvement plan identified obesity, drug addiction, tobacco use and mental health as the biggest health issues in Clermont County.