Hampden County Health Improvement Plan working session

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00am

Hampden County Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) working session

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You are cordially invited to attend a Hampden County Health Improvement Plan working session on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  This session will bring together up to 50 Hampden County-based public, private, local, regional and state officials and community stakeholders to collectively provide input and direction into the development of goals, objectives and strategies for the five health domains as part of the Hampden County Health Improvement Plan.  

The five health domains include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Equity and Health Disparities
  • Healthy Eating and Active Living
  • Primary Care Access and Access to Care
  • Violence & Injury Prevention

The domains were identified based on Hampden County’s ranking with the County Health Rankings, as well as, the findings from the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessments, recently completed by the Coalition of Western MA Hospitals/Insurer.

The goal of the Hampden County Health Improvement Plan is to establish a unified and shared vision plan to improve health outcomes in Hampden County.  The event will take place at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, Large Conference Room.  Space is limited. 

The Hampden County Health Improvement Plan is being developed in partnership with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Partners for a Healthier Community - western MA's Public Health Institute, and Hampden County Health Coalition; as well as members of the planning ad-hoc committee which include State Representative of the Fifth Hampden District Aaron Vega, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, Public Health Director of West Springfield Jeanne Galloway, Ludlow Public Health Nurse Angela Kramer, Baystate Health Community Benefits Manager Annamarie Golden, Holyoke Medical Center Community Benefits Director Helen Arnold, Western MA Regional Director of MA Dept. of Public Health Soloe Dennis, State Representative of the 10th Hampden District Carlos Gonzalez, and UMASS School of Public Health Risa Sliverman, 

Click Here to register. Questions regarding this event may be directed to PVPC’s Municipal Services Coordinator Joshua A. Garcia at 413-781-6045 or jgarcia@pvpc.org.  Also visit www.pvpc.org/hchip for more information on the efforts that has lead up to the development of the CHIP.