POLK COUNTY -- Polk United’s mission is “fostering health and wellbeing for all in Polk County through partnerships, programs and resources” and one of the main focuses in order to do so is completing the CHA and CHIP processes every three years. The “Community Health Assessment” (CHA) was recently completed in Polk County and helped identify what the priority needs are throughout the community. Following the CHA, is the “Community Health Improvement Plan” (CHIP). The CHIP takes the information gathered from the CHA and creates a plan to improve these areas in the county. This year’s CHA identified substance use, nutrition and physical activity along with mental health to be the three priority areas to work on during the CHIP process.

Community engagement is crucial in creating a successful CHIP. In the upcoming weeks, Polk United will be holding opportunities to hear more about each priority area along with taking part in a discussion regarding next steps in the CHIP process. Food will be provided at each meeting and space is limited during these sessions. To reserve your spot, please call 715-485-8517. Polk United looks forward to great discussions regarding our county’s well being and hope to receive community feedback regarding this important CHA/CHIP process.

These dates and locations are as follows:

Substance Use

  • Monday, August 12th 2019
  • 8:30am – 10:30am
  • St. Croix Regional Medical Center

Nutrition & Physical Activity

  • Wednesday, August 14th 2019
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Osceola Medical Center

Mental Health

  • Friday, August 16th 2019
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • Amery Medical Center

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