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.
The Washtenaw County Childhood Overweight and Obesity (2015) data report provides information to identify factors that put local children at risk of being overweight or obese. Detailed BMI category charts identify factors that increase risk of a child being underweight, as well as overweight or obese. Compared to 2013, the overweight and obesity rate in Washtenaw County children decreased in 2015.
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.