May 1, 2023
Media Contact: Caitlin Hodge, Caitlin.Hodge@vdh.virginia.gov
Release of the 2023-2027 New Kent County Community Health Improvement Plan
NEW KENT, Va. – The Chickahominy Health District and the New Kent County Steering Committee are pleased to announce the release of the 2023-2027 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The plan was developed to address the following three priority areas with actionable goals and strategies for improving health in New Kent County:
1) Mental Health and Substance Use (including nicotine and alcohol)
2) Healthcare Access and Quality
3) Affordable and Safe Housing
“The CHIP is a fantastic example of partners working together to make the community healthier and more resilient,” said Emily Hines, population health planning and improvement coordinator for the Chickahominy Health District. “Thank you to all who provided feedback on strategies, agreed to be a lead organization within the action plan, and attended meetings over the last year.”
The CHIP is a five-year plan that will guide collaborative efforts in addressing the priority areas with partners in local government, healthcare, schools, and non-profit organizations. The CHIP is based on the findings of the 2022 New Kent County Community Health Assessment (CHA).
Please consider emailing the Chickahominy Health District’s Community Health Team to get involved and/or provide comments on the CHIP: CHDWellness@vdh.virginia.gov. The New Kent CHA and CHIP can be viewed online at www.vdh.virginia.gov/chickahominy/community-health-assessment/.
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