One Year Later – Community Health Improvement in Cascade County

United Way of Cascade County, the Cascade City-County Health Department (CCHD), Benefis Health System, and Alliance for Youth are working together to host the annual Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) Symposium. On May 16th from Noon until 2 pm, these Agencies, and many more will be gathering for this important opportunity to discuss and plan for the future health and safety of our community.

This effort has been developing and evolving since the initial meeting that was held on May 17, 2013, when over 60 individuals from various agencies and sectors of our community gathered to decide what our health priority areas are for Cascade County. Almost a full year has passed since that day, and three Steering Committees have been working hard to put plans into place to guide our community in its efforts to be healthier and safer. The meeting on May 16th, is an opportunity to review and discuss the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which is the document guiding the work of these groups. In addition, each Steering Committee will share their successes, and challenges, from the past year, as well as, commit to continuing their collective efforts to make a difference! Agencies will have the opportunity to share what they have been doing to move the bar toward a healthier and safer community.

“We are thrilled with the progress our community has made in the past year, but there remains a lot of work to be done,” says Alicia M. Thompson, Health Officer for CCHD. “Our goal is to double the number of community members in attendance.  So, please save the date and plan on coming to hear about the work being done and to share your efforts.”

Please RSVP by May 9 to Cristina Capriato, United Way of Cascade County, by phone, 727-3400, or email,

Click here to view the Cascade County Community Health Improvement Plan.