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Hancock Health Improvement Partnership

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Working Toward a Healthier Hancock County

The Hancock Health Improvement Partnership (HHIP) is a group of citizens, business, organizations and other entities with the goal of improving Hancock County. The HHIP was established to identify health and healthcare priority areas related to health and health outcomes in the county. The partnership will assess county health issues and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) with plans of implementing it in 2018.

The Hancock Health Improvement Partnership is funded by a grant from Healthcare Georgia Foundation (Foundation). Created in 1999 as an independent private foundation, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.

HHIP Meeting Schedule

All HHIP meeting are free and open to the public and media. The HHIP meets each month at Central High School in Sparta from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the group’s Facebook page to see all upcoming events.

Join the HHIP

The HHIP is always looking to grow. Hancock County citizens, organizations, faith-based groups, businesses and other agencies are encouraged to join the HHIP.  Interested parties should call Hancock County Health Department at 706-444-6616, contact Julia Vinton at 478-550-2483 or email the HHIP.

HHIP Community Health Improvement Plan

From July 2017 to April 2018, HHIP partners met on a routine basis to identify and address specific priority areas related to health and health outcomes in the county. In December 2017, partners and community members participated in a prioritization workshop to identify three specific priority areas related to health and health outcomes in the county: Economic Development, Healthy Environments, and Literacy. After the identification of these three priority areas, partners collaborated to write objectives and strategies for each. These objectives and strategies form the foundation for HHIP’s Hancock County Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), which was published in April 2018. This document reflects the diligence and collaboration of community members devoted to improving health in their county.

HHIP Executive Committee

  • Shirley Tucker – Hancock County Health Department
  • Nyademor Wiley – Hancock County Health Department
  • Joan Barksdale – Hancock County Board of Health
  • Annie Ingram – Hancock County Board of Education
  • Regina Butts – Hancock County Family Connections
  • Marben Bland – Hall Chapel AME Church and Mitchell Chapel AME Church
  • Sistie Hudson – Hancock County Commission
  • Miranda Helms – North Central Health District
  • Anita Barkin – North Central Health District
  • Julia Vinton – North Central Health District

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