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 many 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:
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