“Beyond Health”: Community Improvement Process (CHIP)


On October 17, 2017, the CHIP Steering Committee brought together community stakeholders to review and discuss community health data based on the health focus areas cited in Healthiest Wisconsin 2020. The community stakeholders provided their knowledge and expertise in various Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 focus areas and assessed the community’s needs and opportunities. After these stakeholders were presented with the community health assessment data they were given the opportunity to select health priority needs for Brown County.

Three health priorities were identified at the 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment Summit. They were selected from the Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 health focus areas.

Brown County’s three health priorities are:

  • Obesity – Goal: Reduce obesity in Brown County by promoting healthy foods and beverages and encouraging physical activity via community design and infrastructure.
  • Mental Health – Goal: Improve access to mental health services, information, support and education for all.
  • Drugs and Alcohol – Goal: Change community culture regarding alcohol and drug use and abuse among youth and adults.

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) implementation committees are a partnership among individuals, families and organizations dedicated to improving the health of Brown County. The CHIP implementation committees are comprised of diverse community members who will meet regularly to develop and implement a health plan with goals and objectives for each priority focus area.

The CHIP Steering Committee (Beyond Health) which is comprised of Brown County Health and Human Services, De Pere Health Department, the local health systems and United Way will continue to meet and review the progress of the implementation teams which are:

Alcohol and Drug Taskforce

Mental Health Taskforce

Nutrition and Physical Activity Taskforce