I have been getting the CHIP newsletter for a while and find it pretty interesting. It's not one of my hot button issues but certainly very important. Another great thing going on in Sarasota that most people have never heard of!
Community Health Improvement Partnership or CHIP, brings together a dynamic collaboration of individuals, not-for-profit organizations, hospitals, and other agencies dedicated to building better health and wellness for Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. CHIP empowers these groups to create tangible, positive change by engaging in the following crucial activities:
Visioning - Collecting & Analyzing Data - Prioritizing Issues
Taking Action - Evaluating Results - Informing the Community
The heart of CHIP - the fundamental pulse driving the process - springs from the exciting energy of the people working with CHIP to improve health. And health, for CHIP, is broadly defined to include more than just the physical condition of individuals. It emphasizes the wellness of the entire community and its social and personal resources.