How can we, as a community, make a difference in the health of Jefferson County?
The first step requires us to work together.
A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term, systematic effort to address a community’s most important health problems. East Jefferson County’s CHIP is data-focused and community-driven. Our local CHIP is focused on four community health priorities: Access to Healthcare; Mental Health and Chemical Dependency; Immunizations; and Chronic Disease Prevention.
Jefferson County Health Priorities 2014
Priority #1 – Access to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care
Goal: Create stable mental health treatment structure in Jefferson County.
Action: Work with Accountable Community of Health to integrate mental health, chemical dependency and medical services for all Medicaid recipients within Jefferson County and the region.
Action: Stabilize local mental health service structure.
Goal: Reduce tobacco use in pregnant women and youth.
Action: Identify tobacco prevention strategies. Goal: Ensure adequate access to mental health, substance use and tobacco treatment.
Action: Evaluate access to treatment and structural community prevention.
Priority #2 – Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Chronic Disease Prevention
Goal: Prevent chronic disease through healthy living, diet, and exercise across the lifespan.
Priority #3 – Access to Care
Goal: Increase access to needed preventative care with special focus on dental, prenatal, and seniors.
Priority #4 – Immunizations
Goal: Improve immunization rates.
Jefferson County Community Health Improvement Plan
East Jefferson County’s CHIP is under the direction of co-executive directors Lori Fleming and John Nowak.
John Nowak, firstname.lastname@example.org
p) 360.385.2200 ext. 2036