The Healthy Lucas County coalition of community health improvement organizations has developed a three-year community health improvement plan with strategies and action steps to improve the health status of Lucas County residents and decrease premature death.
The 2018-2021 Lucas County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) specifies four priority areas – maternal & child health/infant mortality, chronic disease/obesity, mental health, and addiction/drug & opiate use – and 11 cross-cutting strategies. The CHIP is a long-term, systematic effort to address health issues among Lucas County residents based on results of the 2016/2017 Lucas County Community Health Assessment.
The CHIP helps Healthy Lucas County’s members set community health improvement priorities, as well as coordinate and target resources that promote health and well-being. It also supports and aligns with Ohio’s 2017-2019 State Health Improvement Plan.
A list of the strategies can be found here.