2022 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
The 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan is complete. Read it here.
The "community health improvement planning" process, or CHIP, is an opportunity to develop a common agenda for the entire community. It will help all of us to focus our energy and resources and support policies, projects, and programs that will be most effective in improving the health of the people we serve.
The result of the CHIP process will be a Health Improvement Plan that will cover more than the roles and responsibilities of the health department. It will describe how the health department and other community organizations can work together to improve the overall health of the people we serve.
For more information about the Community Health Improvement Planning process, contact Damian Boudreau, Systems Improvement Manager, Lewis and Clark Public Health, 406-457-8908.
New! 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan
The Community Health Improvement Plan for 2022 is here!
In the spring of 2022, Lewis and Clark Public Health and Healthy Together convened a group of stakeholders to create our community’s fourth Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The plan outlines strategies to improve the health of all county residents over the next three years.
For the purposes of planning, Healthy Together leadership selected three priority areas based on the results of the Community Health Assessment: 1) Chronic Disease 2) Behavioral Health and 3) Housing. The leadership team also selected a number cross cutting issues that impact all priority areas. These include health equity, access to care and services, partnerships, and lifespan concerns for children in early childhood, youth and older adults.
Within each priority area, the plan outlines targeted strategies designed to improve the health of all county residents, with a focus on increasing partnerships, access and equity while considering evidence based supports for all county residents across the lifespan.
Community Health Report
The 2021 Community Health Report provides a snapshot of our community on several health conditions, behaviors and social determinants of health in the county, including cancer, heart disease, substance use, mental health, childcare, food security and many others.
This report forms the basis for the 2022 Community Health Improvement Plan. An ADA complaint version of the Community Health Report is also available. If you would like a physical copy of the report, please call us at 406-457-8900.
2022 CHIP Updates
Meetings will be virtually via Zoom. Agendas, minutes, and other meeting materials will be posted here when available.
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022