The Healthy Macomb Advisory Committee, a group of over 25 partner organizations that is led by the Macomb County Health Department recently completed the 2024 -2028 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP is a community-driven workplan that provides guidance to the Health Department, community partners, stakeholders, and residents on improving the health of the population within Macomb County.
The CHIP is based on the 2022-2023 Community Health Assessment (CHA). The CHA, which was started in late 2020 and completed during the summer of 2023, is a systematic process used to identify key health needs and issues through a comprehensive review of existing resources, administration of community surveys and analysis of health data that affects the health of Macomb County residents. Priority areas identified through the assessment process and incorporated in the CHIP include Behavioral Health and Substance Use, Social Determinants and Built Environment, and Chronic Disease and Healthy Lifestyles.
“Being able to do an extensive examination of community health in Macomb County allows Healthy Macomb to develop community-driven health improvement plans and strategies that specifically address the needs of our residents and families,” said Andrew Cox, Director of Macomb County Health and Community Services. “This process is vital in helping us and our partners take a proactive and equitable approach to health in the communities we serve.”
The CHA-CHIP process underscores the Macomb County Health Department’s status and recognition as a Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) accredited health department and its ongoing commitment to quality improvement and forward-thinking approach to delivery of public health services.