Together! Healthy Linn

About Together! Healthy Linn
Together! Healthy Linn is a local collaborative effort that is working on completing a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for all of Linn County, Iowa. The group's vision is “The local public health system is accessible, affordable, collaborative, holistic, inclusive, and works to achieve a culture of health through collective impact. The community is active, empowered, diverse, knowledgeable, and lives in an environment that is sustainable and supports an optimal quality of life for all.” Many different organizations are involved in Together! Healthy Linn, including hospitals and clinics, not-for-profits, and government agencies.

Community Health Assessment (CHA)

This assessment will identify the priority health and strategic issues that affect the community. Together! Linn County welcomes input and participation from the community. A short survey for community members (people who live, work, worship, or go to school in Linn County) is available here: Please complete this survey by June 1, 2015. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

After completing the CHA, Together! Linn County will create a Community Health Improvement Plan, which identifies action steps to address the priority issues from the assessment.

After the CHA-CHIP: Next Steps

Once the assessment and plan are complete, the organizations intend to continue the partnership to implement the plan and track progress.

CHA-CHIP Steering Committee Members

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health
Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)
Blue Zones Project Cedar Rapids
Blue Zones Project Marion
Cedar Rapids City Council
Cedar Rapids Community School District
City of Cedar Rapids
City of Marion
Community Health Free Clinic
Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization
Eastern Iowa Health Center
Family and Community Health Alliance
The Gazette
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)
Heritage Area Agency on Aging
His Hands Free Medical Clinic
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County Board of Health
Linn County Board of Supervisors
Linn County Community Services
Linn County Planning and Development
Linn County Public Health
Mercy Medical Center
Mount Mercy University
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Shuttleworth & Ingersol
United Way of East Central Iowa
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
Waypoint Services

More Information
If you would like more information or have any questions, please email or call 319.892.6000.

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