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Forming Lincoln County’s Next 5-year Community Health Improvement Plan

Planning meetings start this month (November) for Lincoln County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Anyone who lives, works, or learns in Lincoln County is welcome to participate in the workgroups. To register for a workgroup meeting and provide comment, please complete this short survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMM5C6R).

The CHIP development will occur through three workgroups. Each workgroup is responsible for a priority area, which were selected by the community. The three workgroups and priority areas are: Healthy Living, Mental Health Promotion and Community Resilience, and Substance Abuse Prevention. This link provides more information about the CHIP process and the three priority areas: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/chip-priorities-selected.

Over November and December, each workgroup will convene in two planning meetings, at the following date, time, and locations:

Healthy Living Workgroup Meetings:

Meeting 1: Tuesday, Nov 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Held at the 60+ Activity Center (20 SE 2nd St., Newport)Meeting 2: Tuesday, Dec 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Held at the Lincoln County Extension Office (1211 SE Bay Blvd, Newport)

Mental Health Promotion and Community Resilience Workgroup Meetings:

Meeting 1: Thursday, Nov 21 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Held at Driftwood Public Library (801 SW Hwy 101, #201, Lincoln City)Meeting 2: Thursday, Dec 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Held at Center for Health Education (740 SW 9th St, Newport)

Substance Abuse Prevention Workgroup Meetings:

Meeting 1: Wednesday, Nov 13 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.Held at Center for Health Education (740 SW 9th St, Newport)Meeting 2: Wednesday, Dec 11 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.Held at the Western Title Building (255 SW Coast Hwy, Suite 207, Newport)

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a 5-year plan that is developed and implemented by the community, through a process supported by Lincoln County’s Public Health Department. A well-developed CHIP can align our county’s many organizations and advocates into a collaborative network to improve our collective impacts on the county’s health.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Community Health Improvement Plan or a specific workgroup, please contact Aimee Snyder at asnyder@co.lincoln.or.us.

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