Health Improvement Plan of Washtenaw County
Partnerships, Data, and Strategies: Since 1995, Washtenaw County Public Health has led a countywide partnership called the Health Improvement Plan (HIP). Our purpose is to improve health in Washtenaw County by facilitating partnerships, providing information, and developing strategies.
November Community Health Committee (CHC) Meeting - Health Equity and Community Leadership
Washtenaw County is one of the healthiest in Michigan, with high incomes and high rankings as one of the most economically vibrant, educated, healthy, and best places to live in the state. However, we know that healthy outcomes and access to opportunity are not evenly distributed. Race, place, income, and other factors affect individuals’ and communities’ abilities to reach their full potential. Therefore, Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) looked to the community for guidance on what to do.
More than half the pregnancies in Michigan are unintended, preconception health is important for all women of childbearing age, whether they intend to become pregnant or not. A woman’s health before and during pregnancy can make a difference in reducing risks of low birth weight, preterm birth and other negative outcomes, as well as decrease risk of infant mortality. Learn more about how healthy our women are Washtenaw County.
Every 5 years, the HIP Survey is conducted in our community. The 2015 survey data is now online. Over 2,900 residents participated. Survey data from 2005 and 2010 is also available in the database. For more information visit the HIP Survey Data webpage.