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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) - Annual Report

Worcester will be the healthiest city and the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA), the healthiest region in New England by 2020. 

One Goal: Health Equity

Community members who participated in the Community Health Assessment (CHA) and partners alike agree that every member of the community deserves the opportunity to be healthy. To that end, health equity is not one goal among many, it is the goal.

Three Core Principles:

  • Invest first in the community
  • Empower, listen to, and respect community
  • Eliminate gaps between services

9 Priority Areas:

  • Racism & Discrimination
  • Substance Use
  • Access to Care
  • Mental Health
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Access to Healthy Food
  • Physical Activity
  • Safety

The CHIP is intended to be a living document, with adjustments and course corrections being made on an annual basis to maximize impact and success of implemented initiatives. The Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester, in partnership with the Worcester Division of Public Health, holds the responsibility for ensuring implementation of this Plan, though success will not be achieved without the commitment of hundreds of organizations and decision-makers. The objectives of this CHIP are intended to provide a framework for health improvement through 2020, providing a road map to becoming the healthiest city and region in New England by 2020.

Please click the 2017 CHIP Report link below for details.

2017 CHIP Report
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