Community Health Assessment Profiles

These reports produce comprehensive health data with a purpose to generate a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and look at future considerations of how/what funding to use for all public and private groups that identify health as a priority area. As a result of the 2016 Community Health Assessment, the current CHIP planning process has officially begun. It is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems based on the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. We are working to define the vision for the health of a community; set priorities; coordinate & target resources; develop policy & define actions; and address strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & challenges. This process is jointly facilitated by the St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Health Department.

Community Health Assessment/Planning

The St. Clair County Health Department actively participates in a community-wide health assessment and improvement process. Led by the Community Services Coordinating Body, this collaborative effort to carry out the county’s action plan involves a wide range of community groups, human service organizations and county residents.

Ongoing health assessment activities include conducting a behavioral risk factor survey, publication of a community health report card, and associated health improvement efforts through a network of community coordinated linkages. In addition, Health Department staff are involved in an extensive list of community coalitions. Examples of these include the Child Fatality Review Committee, Health Community Coalition, the Environmental Education Committee, and the Helmet Safety Committee. Regional collaborative activities include representation on the Bi-National Public Health Advisory Committee, the Regional Community Planning Group for HIV Prevention, and the Thumb Area MSS/ISS Coordinators Committee.