The Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County is a collaborative effort between Maricopa County Department of Public Health and more than 100 public and private organizations addressing priority health issues through the 2012-2017 Community Health Improvement Plan. Many participants are from organizations that have been involved since the Community Health Assessment process, and others have joined as the CHIP has taken shape.
A county with collaborative communities and stakeholders equipped with resources, opportunities, and environments to maximize health and well-being for all.
Diversity – Understanding, respecting, celebrating, and welcoming all people regardless of ethnicity, income, gender, age, heritage, or lifestyle
Health Equity – Optimizing health conditions for all groups, especially for those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages or historical injustices
Collaboration – Networked communities working together with mutual respect and cooperation
Access – Providing quality, comprehensive healthcare, and community services that are navigable, accessible, and affordable to all community members
Education – Providing tools, encouragement, and knowledge to all people so that they can make positive, informed decisions resulting in healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes.
HIPMC brings partners together in person through regular partnership meetings. It also facilitates collaborative projects, highlights partners' work, and shares resources, insights from other communities, and more.