In January 2013, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services (PPHS) facilitated a community-wide strategic planning process for improving public health. As PHHS is a city/county local public health agency, Columbia/Boone County was the target jurisdiction for this effort. A six-phase model called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), created by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NAACHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Program Practice Office, was selected for this process. As a result, a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was implemented. The CHIP is a long-term, systematic effort to address public health problems on the basis of the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process. This community-owned plan for our local public health system, known asĀ Live Well Boone County, outlines actions to be taken to improve the health of Boone County in five strategic issue areas:

  • Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Access to Health Care
  • Disparities
  • Behavioral Health

The 2013 Columbia/Boone County Community Health Assessment and the 2014 Community Health Improvement Plan has been broken down by section and can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

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A community plan to address issues of safe and healthy neighborhoods, healthy lifestyles, access to health care, behavioral health, and health disparities in order to achieve our vision of optimal health, safety, and well-being for all Boone County residents.

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