The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a strategic framework that identifies priority health issues and strategies to address the complex and persistent health challenges that affect all residents. In Middlesex County, the Governmental Public Health Partnership (GPHP) and Office of Health Services engages local health departments, hospitals, community service providers, local businesses and other partners to assess community and clinical linkages and coordinate resources. The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) helps to guide agencies in creating new policies and aligning programs and services that define a vision of health within Middlesex County.
The top priority health issues identified through the CHIP process were (but are not limited to):
Access to Health Care and Information
Coordination of Communication among Community Partners
Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Disease Specific Issues: Focus on Obesity, Diabetes and Mental Health
The existing Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plans as well as affiliated reports are as follows:
For more information on CHIPs, please visit: