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Racial inequity in health is at the center of Cuyahoga County’s
FIRST-EVER COUNTY-WIDE HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 11
Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga) will release it’s first-ever Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) on June 11, a comprehensive report that identifies and addresses significant health priorities in Cuyahoga County.
The CHIP addresses root causes of poor health by targeting the social and economic conditions in which people live and the opportunities they have to improve their health. Core strategies are to strengthen community partnerships and develop policies that promote equal opportunities for good health, regardless of race, ethnicity or economic status.
The plan identifies four key priorities on which the HIP-Cuyahoga consortium is working to improve the health of all those who live, work, learn, and play in Cuyahoga County:
- Examining and dismantling the barriers to healthy living created by structural racism in our county.
- Improving how we manage chronic disease.
- Ensuring access to healthy food and safe places to be active.
- Encouraging collaboration between clinical care and public health organizations.
The CHIP focuses on reducing differences in health status that disproportionately impact communities of color and those living in low-income neighborhoods. The statistical portrait of our county clearly reveals the stark inequities people experience based on their race and where they live:
- Three times as many black babies die compared to white babies.
- The cancer death rate is 1.5 times higher in the City of Cleveland than the national average.
- One of four people countywide and one of two people in the City of Cleveland are living in areas that lack access to grocery stores and other sources of healthy food options.
- Two to three times more black and Hispanic residents experience poverty compared to whites in the City of Cleveland.
The CHIP represents the culmination of several years of research, community engagement, cooperative planning, and shared decision-making. It focuses on health inequities and promoting opportunities for countywide health improvement, using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
HIP-Cuyahoga is a diverse and committed group of people who care about health. The HIP-Cuyahoga Consortium includes over 100 diverse and engaged partners from all different areas of our community including community advocates, people from public health, health care, mental health, academics and education, transportation, community and social services, planning, community development, philanthropy (funders), and others.
Key partners in this countywide initiative include, but are not limited to: Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Environmental Health Watch, Policy Bridge, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods of Case Western Reserve University, and the Shaker Heights Health Department. Funding partners include: Saint Luke’s Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, George Gund Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For more information about HIP-Cuyahoga, please visit www.hipcuyahoga.org
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Kickoff Event
June 11, 2015
The Ariel International Center
1163 E 40th St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Media only event
9:00 am – 9:30 am (3rd floor)
CHIP Kickoff Event
9:15 am – breakfast and registration (4th floor)
10 - 11 am - program