Community Health Improvement

Agencies working to better the health of the citizens of Licking County.

About the Community Health Improvement Committee

How did the CHIC get started and what is its purpose?

The Licking County Community Health Improvement Committee (CHIC) is comprised of 20 agencies who all whom are part of the public health system in Licking County. These agencies work to better the health of the citizens of Licking County, and they all have agreed to form the CHIC to work collaboratively to accomplish this goal.

The CHIC was formed on April 30, 2010, when it first met to conduct an assessment of the public health system in Licking County. During a follow up meeting to evaluate the results of the assessment, committee members agreed to adopt the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships process in order to develop a community health improvement plan (CHIP) for the county. This plan was finalized during the summer of 2011, and CHIC members established four priorities to be addressed by the group. They include obesity, tobacco use and prevention, improving access to affordable healthcare services, and mobilizing partnerships and developing strategies to address community health objectives.

 A total of nine subcommittees were formed to address these priorities, and they are responsible for reporting their progress to the CHIC on a quarterly basis. The CHIP will be evaluated on an annual basis, and any necessary modifications needed to better address the committee’s priorities will be made.

The Community Health Improvement Committee: Who Are We?

The Licking County Community Health Improvement Committee consists of members representing a variety of local public health system agencies that are interested in improving the health of Licking County’s residents.

Licking County Health Department

Licking County Board of Health

Licking Memorial Health Systems

Licking County United Way

The Medical Center of Newark

Family Health Services of East Central Ohio

Community Health Clinic

American Red Cross of Licking County

Ohio State University Extension-Licking County

Pathways of Central Ohio/2-1-1 

Community Mental Health and Recovery Board

Mental Health America of Licking County

Licking County Fire Chiefs Association

Licking County Aging Program

Granville School District

Hospice of Central Ohio

Center for the Visually Impaired

Licking County Area Transportation Study

Denison University

Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Food Pantry Network of Licking County