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Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

We need data to understand the health status of our communities, set goals, and know whether we have made a difference for the health of us all. Lorain County Public Health, with partners from hospitals and community agencies, collectively assesses and prioritizes community needs to improve the health and well-being of residents.

The first step is a comprehensive community health assessment (CHA) - a survey that includes questions about:

Next, using CHA results and local and state data sources to identify health priorities, partners create and implement a community health improvement plan (CHIP). This 3-year plan involves collaboration to achieve unified strategies. Current Lorain County CHIP priorities include:

  1. Chronic disease
  2. Maternal and child health
  3. Mental health
  4. Substance use
  5. Cancer

Current data from the 2019 Lorain County Community Health Assessment

Current 2020-2022 Lorain County Community Health Improvement Plan, released December 2019

Past Community Health Assessments

Past Community Health Improvement Plans