Stories from the Midland Area Community Foundation

2024 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Update

January 19th, 2024

Led by the Midland County Health and Human Services Council (HHSC), a collaborative group of more than 35 organizations from all sectors of the community is targeting physical and mental health gaps in Midland County. These efforts are part of the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), initially launched in early 2016.

The HHSC of Midland County invites the public to join them for an update on the CHIP efforts on Wednesday, January 24, at 9:30 AM. The informational meeting will be held in the Board Room on the first floor of the Midland County Services Building. Community leaders will present successes and challenges in three priority areas: healthy living, mental wellbeing, and substance-free resilience.

This event will be moderated by the President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation, Sharon Mortensen.”Collaborative efforts, such as the Community Health Improvement Plan, are a driving force for addressing health issues in our community, “said Sharon Mortensen, Chair of the Committee working on the Community Health Improvement Plan and President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “As we enter a new year of the CHIP, we eagerly anticipate unveiling the impactful projects and programs that have emerged from this collective endeavor.”

Panelists include:

  • Kathryn Tate; The Legacy Center for Community Succes
  • Brent Mikkola; MyMichigan Health
  • Dr. Kathy Dollard; MyMichigan Health
  • Charlie Schwedler; Senior Services

“Whether you’re one of our community’s youngest residents or an older adult, the Community Health Improvement Plan highlights essential resources for our entire community,” said Charlie Schwedler, Executive Director for Senior Services. “To build a community where everyone thrives, it’s important for us to work together to address key health concerns and trends facing our residents.”

The CHIP was developed using data from various local and national sources, such as the Midland County Dashboard, county health rankings, behavioral risk factor surveys, data from MidMichigan Health, and others.

To be a part of the update, please join the HHSC at 9:30 AM on January 24, 2024, at the Midland County Services Building. You can also watch a replay of the presentation on MCTV Channel 189 or on the MCTV YouTube page.