More than 65+ community partners, led by the Tulsa Health Department and Pathways to Health, have been working together to create the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan for Tulsa County (CHIP). The overall goal of the plan is to improve the health and well-being of Tulsa County residents in order to become the healthiest county in the state. The CHIP is divided into two priority areas to address access to health resources and health education and education systems.
This plan was developed over the course of nine months, with input from residents and stakeholders in the public and private sector. The plan is designed to improve health and well-being in Tulsa County.
Health is often determined more by social factors than by medical care. Education, economic opportunities, access to resources, race and ethnicity, the environment, social and family networks all impact the health of an individual. Because of this, it’s critical to have support from everyone who can make a difference in these fields.