Case Western Reserve University medical students participated in a nationwide demonstration Wednesday to protest grand jury decisions not to indict officers in two recent police-involved deaths.
Natalie Burke, president and founder of CommonHealth ACTION challenges us to rethink health at ReVive 2014. View the video here.
Congratulations to HIP-Cuyahoga for successfully submitting an application for the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, coordinated by the Centers’ for Disease Control. This application truly reflects the collaborative nature of HIP-C and advances the core values of collective impact, community engagement and Health and Equity in All Policies. Please click here to read the full update and read the proposal documents.
Please click on the link here for an interview by NewPublicHealth with Dr. Brian Smedley of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, as they discuss the issues of community health and its relationship to health equity.
HIP-C is seeking community input about improving the health of people living in Cuyahoga County. Tell us what needs to happen to address the four health priorities identified by the community.
1. Improve chronic disease management through the engagement of various sectors.
2. Improve coordination between clinical care and public health to improve health of everyone.
3. Eliminating Racism as a Social Determinant of Health.
4. Increase access and opportunity for improved nutrition and physical activity.
Please follow the link below to take a short survey
To view a pdf version of the newsletter click here December 2013 Hip-C Newsletter
The Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-C) took one step closer to developing an action plan for improving the health of everyone who lives, works, learns or plays in Cuyahoga County. On July 16 and 17, HIP-C held a Health Equity and Racism Workshop followed by a Goals and Strategies Planning Event. This important 2 day event brought together over 60 partners representing more than 30 organizations, to build the knowledge and capacity to address structural racism as a health priority and to establish goals for each of the four selected health priorities. For a recap of the July 16th Health Equity Racism Workshop, click here. For a summary of the July 17th Planning Event, including the draft list of goals for each Key Priority, click here. To download the pdf of the list of goals, click here.
The Health Improvement Partnership -Cuyahoga took another step closer to the completion of the Health Improvement Plan for Cuyahoga County at the Strategic Issues Conference on March 21st.
The conversation was led by a team from CommonHealth ACTION, a national non-profit public health organization that works to build the capacity of communities and organizations to create equal opportunities for all people to achieve optimal health.
Highlights from the 2012-2013 Community Health Status Assessment Report were shared. The full report,along with an executive and high level summary are available here.
Two overarching strategic issues were established and influenced the selection of key priorities. The HIP-C went through a group process to reach agreement on the top key health priorities facing Cuyahoga County from a lengthy list that had come out of earlier HIP-C planning efforts. These four priorities will be targeted for action over the next two years.
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Improve coordination between Clinical Care and Public Health to improve population health
Eliminating Racism as a Social Determinant of Health
Increase access and opportunity for improved nutrition and physical activity
Next Steps include:
HIP-Cuyahoga will be hosting up to 6 community conversations to gather input on priority areas for action buy Cuyahoga County residents, and to involve community members in the HIP-Cuyahoga process.
A planning event will take place in July to discuss what we want to achieve by addressing the four key priorities, and how we want to achieve it.