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.
Over 45 planning partners gathered to utilize a health equity framework to select strategic issues and a set of key priorities.
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 chronic disease management through the engagement of various sectors
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.
The 2012-2013 Community Health Status Assessment Report has been completed! Click here to visit the report page.
This conference is free but registration is required. Click here to register (be sure to register for both days if you wish to attend both days).
The HIP-Cuyahoga Strategic Issues Conference registration is now open. Click here to view the information about the conference and register.
At the Fall Conference, it was announced that the Dec 7th quarterly Planning Committee Meeting for Health Improvement Partnership- Cuyahoga will be canceled. The next meeting will be announced soon. Happy Thanksgiving!
On behalf of the Health Improvement Partnership- Cuyahoga (HIP-C), we would like to thank everyone for attending the Fall Conference on October 5th. It was a long day with many tasks, but the group’s enthusiasm did not wane as we participated in the different processes throughout the day…and for that we thank all who participated! We had a very successful day and it would not have been such without everyone’s participation. There were a total of 61 conference attendees, representing 31 different agencies/affiliations in attendance.
At the end of the day, we had a ranked list of strategic issues for improving the health of ALL residents in Cuyahoga County. The Leadership Team will be meeting within the next couple of weeks to discuss refining the prioritization of the strategic issues. We will be back in touch with the Planning Committee soon to identify the next steps in this planning process.
Click here to download the Conference Presentation.
The Youth Photovoice Project has created a video to display the photos and captions. Enjoy!
The Health Improvement Partnership for Cuyahoga County is pleased to announce the 2012 Fall Conference, which will be on Friday, October 5th, 2012. Please click here for event information and registration link.