MiHIA Community Health Improvement Plan

Reduce chronic disease rates with an emphasis on reducing obesity and addressing
health conditions related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in order to enhance and sustain improved health and well-being throughout the region

PURPOSE

 MiHIA conducted the regional health needs assessment with an overall goal of identifying the most pressing needs and priority areas within the 14-counties of its service region. The assessment results were utilized to develop a three-year improvement plan. The Regional Community Health Improvement Plan (RCHIP) is to provide guidance and strategies for addressing data-driven priority health issues that impact the Quadruple Aim. MiHIA will partner with stakeholders and sectors to share the responsibility for improving the health status within the region. The RCHIP sets forth a plan of action for collective impact with MiHIA serving as the vital backbone organization.

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MIHIA REGIONAL COMMUNITY
HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2019-2021

Throughout 2017 and 2018, the MiHIA Population Health Team began, and completed, a regional health needs assess­ment process with an overall goal of identifying the most pressing needs and priority areas within the 14-counties of its service region.

The Team then developed its three-year Regional Community Health Improvement Plan (RCHIP) to provide guidance and strategies for addressing data-driven priority health issues.  The RCHIP sets forth a plan of action for collective impact with MiHIA serving as the vital backbone organization.


FOCUS AREAS:

  • OBESITY-RELATED ADVERSE HEALTH CONDITIONS(AHCS)
  • ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES)

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People Living at or below Federal Poverty Level

FOCUS AREA #1:
OBESITY-RELATED ADVERSE HEALTH CONDITIONS (AHCS)

GOAL: Reduce the adult (20 years and older) obesity rates (BMI>=30) in the MiHIA region to 33% by December 31, 2021. 

STRATEGIES

 

  • Deliver educational, behavioral, environmental and other obesity prevention efforts in schools for both students and adults.
  • Support the modification of local environments and worksites to promote physical activity such as advocating for safe bike and pedestrian master plans and increasing access to new or existing facilities for physical activity.
  • Promote and support social networks that provide positive behavior change through walking groups, multi-generational activity and wellness programs, and other community-based interventions.
  • Promote and support community gardens and farmers’ markets to encourage both healthy eating and physical activity through gardening.
  • Promote and support opportunities that increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation.

Based on the ACEs work of Ellis W., Dietz W. (2017) George Washington University

FOCUS AREA #2:
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACEs)

GOAL:
Build the capacity within the MiHIA region to create a trauma-sensitive region by December 31, 2021.

STRATEGIES

  • Provide Trauma Informed Care Awareness, Education & Training Opportunities to a variety of regional organizations: Providers, Businesses, Faith-based Communities, etc.
  • Identify, support, and replicate emergent and trauma-informed initiatives within the region.
  • Provide the school districts (staff and parents) with opportunities to increase awareness of ACEs.
  • Through the MiHIA Speaker Circuit, provide the Michigan ACEs Community Champion Training.

MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0

the visual analysis tool that helps people in the 14-county region it serves to make healthy decisions quickly, monitor their region’s performance and practice sharing development. MiHIA’s Health Dashboard 4.0 is powered by Health Communities Institute (HCI), which provides high-quality community health assessment data and health indicator tracking. With the help of the Dashboard, MiHIA aims to improve the overall health status and quality of life for communities throughout Great Lakes bay region.