Working together toward a healthier Licking County. CHIC members represent individuals, organizations and other entities that contribute to the delivery of one or more of the essential public health services in Licking County. CHIC members established four priorities to be addressed by the group. They include obesity, tobacco use and prevention, improving access to affordable healthcare services, and mobilizing partnerships and developing strategies to address community health objectives.
A total of nine subcommittees were formed to address these priorities and they are responsible for reporting their progress to the CHIC on a quarterly basis. The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) CHIP will be evaluated on an annual basis, and any necessary modifications needed to better address the committee’s priorities will be made.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a strategic approach to community health improvement used by the committee. This tool helps communities seek to achieve optimal health by identifying and using their resources wisely, taking into account their unique circumstances and needs, and forming effective partnerships for strategic action. The MAPP process led to the development and implementation of our (CHIP).