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Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH), with partners from hospitals and community agencies, collects data and creates a plan to improve the health and well-being of residents.

  • A comprehensive community health assessment (CHA) helps us understand the health status of Lorain County.
  • A community health improvement plan (CHIP) coordinates efforts to improve the future of Lorain County’s health.

Lorain County CHA

LCPH and community partners conduct a Lorain County CHA every three years. The CHA compiles both primary and secondary data from a variety of sources, including:

The 2022 Lorain County CHA was released on September 23, 2022. View the full CHA report

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Past Community Health Assessments

Lorain County CHIP

Partners use the CHA to identify health priorities. Current Lorain County CHIP priorities include:

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

Partners create and implement a CHIP based off of these priorities. This 3-year plan organizes partners to work together to address the most pressing health issues. 

View the 2020-2022 Lorain County Community Health Improvement Plan, released December 2019.

Past Community Health Improvement Plans