Health Department Releases 2016-2018 CHA and CHIP

Health Department Releases 2016-2018 CHA and CHIP

Five community-wide coalitions and 91 community organizations joined the Putnam County Department of Health in compiling and issuing a joint Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan for the years covering 2016 through 2018.

“Our community coalitions, and our individual partner organizations and agencies have been of tremendous help in both assessing the health of our community and helping to strategize and develop solutions,” said Interim Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD. “Our biggest concerns in Putnam are promoting mental health, preventing substance abuse and reducing chronic diseases. Additionally creating a safer environment and preventing falls and injuries among the elderly have also been identified as a priority area as well.”

The five community coalitions leading the efforts with the health department are the Mental Health Provider Group, the chronic disease prevention group Live Healthy Putnam Coalition, the Suicide Prevention Task Force, Putnam Hospital Center’s Community Health Needs Committee, and the Communities That Care Coalition, which works to reduce the use of harmful substances by adolescents. For a list of 91 partner organizations and agencies, or to view the report, visit the health department website:

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