We need data to understand the health status of our communities, to set goals, and to know whether we have made a difference for the health of us all.
Using local data, Lorain County Public Health - with partners from hospitals and many community agencies - collectively assess and prioritize 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 to identify health priorities, partners create and implement a community health improvement plan (CHIP). This 5-year plan involves collaboration to achieve unified strategies. Current Lorain County CHIP priorities include: