• Introduction:

    The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is the second part of a two-part health improvement planning process. The first step involved assessing the community’s current health status via the online Community Health Assessment (CHA). This assessment explores the factors contributing to health risks and outcomes, health disparities, community needs, and available resources.

    Next, the identified health concerns and needs within Montgomery County guided the selection of the priorities, goals, objectives, and strategies that would be the focus of this three-year community-driven health improvement plan.

    The ultimate goal is to make Montgomery County “A Healthy, Safe, and Thriving Community.”

Community Health Improvement Plan

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is the second part of a two-part health improvement planning process. The first step involved assessing the community’s current health status via the online Community Health Assessment (CHA). This assessment explores the factors contributing to health risks and outcomes, health disparities, community needs, and available resources.

Next, the identified health concerns and needs within Montgomery County guided the selection of the priorities, goals, objectives, and strategies that would be the focus of this three-year community-driven health improvement plan.

The ultimate goal is to make Montgomery County “A Healthy, Safe, and Thriving Community.”

Community Health Improvement Plan
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Maternal & Infant Vitality

Maternal and Infant Vitality is a measurement of the overall health of the community. We believe that healthy moms and healthy babies will lead to a more educated, healthier community. We will leverage our resources to identify and target pregnant women, which will give us a starting point to improve the health of the overall community.

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Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic Diseases have a large impact on residents of Montgomery County; they represent 7 of the top 10 leading causes of death, and chronic disease related healthcare costs have continued to rise. Risk factors for chronic disease that affect community members include poor nutrition, a lack of physical activity, and tobacco use. Making healthy lifestyle changes like improving nutrition, increasing physical activity, and quitting tobacco can help prevent people from developing these diseases. Differences in circumstances like income, zip code, and education can affect these behaviors, making it more difficult for some individuals to adopt healthy lifestyles.

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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health encompasses both mental health and substance use disorder. We can help improve the behavioral health of Montgomery County residents by promoting resilience and well-being, treating mental and substance use disorders, and supporting those who are experiencing or are in recovery from these conditions - along with their families and communities.

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