Huron County Community Health Improvement Plan
August 20 – NORWALK – Huron County Health Partners (HCHP) presents the 2020-2022 Huron County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The plan focuses on the health of Huron County and creates strategies for the future health needs of the community.
In 2020, Huron County Health Partners began the process through the Community Health Assessment (CHA). The assessment was administered county-wide and collected primary health data directly from adults, youth, and focus groups comprised of community members and leaders. Secondary data from external sources was also included in the assessment.
Based on data collected from the CHA and supporting assessments, the HCHP Steering Committee identified key priority areas for Huron County to address as follows:
1. Mental health and addiction;
2. Access to the Services; and
3. Chronic illness.
Goals and activities have been selected with the aim of improving the community in these priority areas. These objectives and activities are described in the CHIP. Although release of CHIP has been delayed due to partners’ response to COVID-19, the hope of health partners remains that CHIP will help focus community resources on these areas and put improvement in health at the forefront of community discussions.
The HCHP Steering Committee is led by representatives from Fisher-Titus, Firelands Counseling & Recovery Services of Huron County — Norwalk, the Huron County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Huron County Public Health, and Mercy Health — Willard Hospital.
To access the full CHIP, visit www.huroncohealth.com/huron-county- health partners.