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Community Health Initiatives: HIP-Cuyahoga
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What Is HIP-Cuyahoga
The PRCHN and CWRU are proud to be among the more than 100 community organizations who are part of, whose  mission is to inspire, influence, and advance policy, environmental, and lifestyle changes that foster health and wellness for everyone who lives, works, learns, and plays in Cuyahoga County. This consortium of organizations forms Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga

HIP-Cuyahoga focuses its work on four health issues:
  • Eliminate structural racism as a social determinant of health
  • Increase access and opportunity for improved nutrition and physical activity (Healthy Eating and Active Living, or "HEAL")
  • Improve coordination between clinical care and public health to improve population health
  • Improve chronic disease management through the engagement of various sector
  • HIP-Cuyahoga has developed a community health improvement plan (CHIP) that will serve as our roadmap to addressing the most important factors that impact health in our county. Download the report from the HIP-Cuyahoga website.
    In June 2016, HIP-Cuyahoga released the first-ever Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Cuyahoga County. This comprehensive report identifies and addresses significant health priorities and will serve as a roadmap to addressing the most important factors that affect health in our county. You can download a copy of the CHIP via the HIP-Cuyahoga website. 
    What Is the PRCHN's Role in HIP-Cuyahoga?
    The PRCHN and Associate Director Erika Trapl, PhD, are the anchor for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) subcommittee. A key portion of the sub-committee’s work is being implemented through a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant from the Centers for Disease Control.
    The below video describes the problems HIP-Cuyahoga is working on and its collective efforts to ensure that Cuyahoga County is healthy for all residents. HIP-Cuyahoga recognizes that opportunities are not the same for everyone in Cuyahoga County. To build opportunities for everyone in the county to be healthy, HIP-Cuyahoga is learning and understanding how historical policies and practices have shaped current differences in community conditions and opportunities to be healthy, and is now thinking, understanding, valuing and taking action differently.  With this historical perspective and understanding, HIP-Cuyahoga is working with organizations, institutions, key decision makers, community leaders and others to address the structural, systemic, and institutional barriers at the root of these opportunity differences.  

    Health Improvement Partnership – Cuyahoga: Building Opportunities for Everyone to be Healthy from HIP Cuyahoga on Vimeo.