Jefferson Exchange | March 19, 2014 | 8:00
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Wed March 19, 2014

Getting Healthy Together: Community Health Improvement Plans

Vanessa Becker and Deborah Ameen describe the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Program) process.

We are often urged as individuals to work to improve our health. 

Credit NIH

But can we all get better together, as a community?  The recent news that childhood obesity has dropped sharply confirms the long-held belief that community health campaigns work. 

A Community Health Improvement Plan--yes, you can call it CHIP for short--is just now getting off the ground. 

It's a joint venture in Josephine County, along with Jackson and Curry Counties. 

We visit with the two people working to bring community members together in the cause of good health. 

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