HIP-Cuyahoga – Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

Community Impact Initiatives - HIP-Cuyahoga

Better Health Partnership has been an Anchor organization of HIP-Cuyahoga since 2013 – leading the key priority for chronic disease management. In 2018, HIP-Cuyahoga partners committed their time and resources to bridging public health and clinical care by conducting the first joint community health assessment of its kind in Cuyahoga County. This joint assessment represented a new, more effective and collaborative approach to identifying and addressing the health needs and assets of our community.

 The 2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Assessment (CHA) represented a powerful collaboration between Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga), The MetroHealth System, Southwest General Health Center, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, The Center for Health Affairs, United Way of Greater Cleveland and University Hospitals.

Key priorities from the 2019 assessment include:
  1. Eliminating structural racism

  2. Enhancing trust and worthiness

  3. Addressing poverty

  4. Improving mental health and reducing substance abuse

  5. Reducing chronic illness and its effects


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