Community Health Improvement Plan

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a long-term (2016-2019), systematic effort to address public health problems that are identified by consensus from community stakeholders.

The Community Health Improvement Plan provides guidance to our agency, its partners, and its stakeholders, on improving the health of the population within the county. The Portage County Health District staff provided guidance to lead 40 agencies and 72 participants toward consensus and the ultimate identification of five priorities areas. Community stakeholders are responsible for submitting documentation toward quarterly progress over this three year period. The Portage County Health District is committed to improving the health of our residents of Portage County and maintains the Community Health Improvement Plan.

The Portage County Community Health Improvement Plan was released on August 10, 2016 and revised on December 20, 2017.


The CHIP Priorities:

  • Healthy Eating, Active Living
  • Increase Mental Health Services
  • Decrease Substance Abuse
  • Increase Access to Healthcare
  • Increase Injury Prevention

CHIP Partners:


Progress Reports: