Greater Columbus Community Health Improvement Plan

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The Greater Columbus Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a companion document to the 2017 Community Health Assessment: Columbus, Worthington and Franklin County. It describes the City’s comprehensive, cross-sector approach to addressing the community’s most pressing health issues including:
      -Infant mortality
      -Opiate use
      -Chronic disease. 

2019 CHIP Annual Report 

2018 CHIP Annual Report

The opportunity for health begins in our families, neighborhoods, schools and jobs. When a person or community experiences violence, they are also at a greater risk to engage in behaviors, or experience stressors that contribute to infant mortality, opiate use and chronic disease. With this in mind, the CHIP also includes considerations related to social determinants of health and the underlying causes of health inequities.

CHIP builds upon the work of three multi-sector, well-established, community-based initiatives to address its priority areas:
      Franklin County Opiate Action Plan       
      Chronic Disease Prevention Advisory Board   


The CHIP Advisory Group was formed to provide coordination for the plan and foster multi-sector collaboration. A representative from each CHIP priority area is represented in this group, along with key stakeholders and partners. The CHIP AG focus its efforts on violence prevention initiatives as a social determinant of health, which aligns with local momentum to combat community violence through the Mayor’s Comprehensive Neighborhood Safety Strategy. CPH's Office of Epidemiology recently released a Violence Data Brief. Contact us for more information.