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Health Improvement Plan of Washtenaw County

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November’s Community Health Committee: HIP 2015 Survey Findings
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, noon – 2:00 p.m.

Registration information to follow.

The Health Improvement Plan (HIP) of Washtenaw County recently completed its 2015 countywide health survey. More than 2,900 local residents participated in confidential landline or cell phone interviews from February to July. The HIP survey is a telephone survey of Washtenaw County adults that has been conducted every five years since 1995. It is a local version of the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Survey. The HIP survey data are used to identify health disparities between communities and demographic groups, and to determine priorities for targeted or countywide health improvement efforts. The 2015 HIP survey is funded by Washtenaw County Public Health, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, University of Michigan Health System, Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research and United Way of Washtenaw County. Join the HIP partnership as we unveil key findings and highlights.

For previous meeting presentations and information visit the Meetings page.

Now Available: 

Encuesta Buenos Vecinos Latino Health Survey

The Encuesta Buenos Vecinos (EBV) Community Leadership Team is pleased to share the results of Washtenaw County's first, comprehensive Latino health survey. The report is available in English and Spanish

Washtenaw Childhood Obesity Surveillance Data

The Washtenaw childhood obesity surveillance project began in 2013. Through the Health Improvement Plan (HIP) collaborative, Washtenaw County Public Health worked with St. Joseph Mercy Health System and the University of Michigan Health System to create the first Washtenaw Child BMI Dataset. WCPH compiled and analyzed the data in order to create community data reports. Our HIP partnership has a lot to be proud of!  Other counties across Michigan have already approached us to find out how they can start a similar process.

2015 Countywide HIP Health Survey Completed

The 2015 Health Improvement Plan (HIP) survey is complete. Over 2,900 local residents have participated in confidential phone interviews about their health. 

coverCommunity Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

We invite you to read "Building a Healthier Washtenaw: Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan." 

Health Events Calendar

Do you want to spread the word about an upcoming event? Washtenaw County Public Health has a new online health events calendar. Visit the calendar to post an event and learn about what's coming up in our community.

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