POWER Defiance County Releases Health Plan | Local health

POWER (Promoting Overall Wellness and Empowering Residents) Defiance County is pleased to announce the release of the Defiance County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2022-24. POWER Defiance County is a coalition of agencies and service providers serving the needs of the Defiance County community. POWER Defiance County is the coalition that develops, monitors and implements Defiance County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). CHIP is a plan to improve the health and health-related systems of our community.

CHIP 2022-24 was informed by the Community Health Assessment (CHA) which involved public input and data analysis to identify key health-related needs of the community. The CHIP process includes a series of surveys, community meetings, and a review of local, regional, state, and national statistics. This process encourages connection, coordination and collaboration around common goals to help strengthen programs, services and resources that create a healthy community.

The coalition reviewed information regarding health and social challenges that adults, youth and children in Defiance County may face. They identified priority issues that, if resolved, could improve future results. The 2022-2024 CHIP recognizes the following priorities: community conditions, health behaviors, access to care, mental health and addictions, chronic disease, and injury prevention.

The coalition has recommended specific action steps for each priority issue that it hopes many agencies and organizations will adopt to address the priority issues in the months and years to come. Many factors affect a person’s health. The action steps identified in the CHIP aim to improve the behavioral, physical, mental and social health and general well-being of our community.

The Defiance County Community Health Improvement Plan 2022-24 can be viewed in its entirety at: https://defiancecohealth.org/power-defiance-county/. For more information about POWER Defiance County and CHIP, call the Department of Health at 419-784-3818.

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