What makes a community healthy? Jobs? Access to healthcare? A safe space to play? The availability of healthy food? Your help is important. Will you join the initiative?
The mission of Healthy Cochise is to motivate and guide the diverse and unique communities within Cochise County to actively participate in identifying and addressing health concerns in their neighborhood, towns and surrounding communities. Addressing health, social and economic factors, each community task force will focus on what is most needed to improve the community in which they live.
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) – October through December 2016
2458 people completed a CHA survey, over 300 in Spanish!
146 people attended a Town Hall meeting in their community to inform the CHA survey.
17 people participated in Key Informant interviews about critical issues in the community.
122 people attended a Public Forum to hear preliminary results of the CHA survey*
CLICK HERE to view the FINAL 2017 Cochise County Community Health Assessment
CHA community health PRIORITIES in Cochise County:
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Jobs and a Healthy Economy
Healthy Eating, Diabetes & Obesity
CLICK HERE to view the FINAL 2018 Cochise County Community Health Improvement Plan
The CHIP provides overall guidance and direction for all community health and other health-related projects throughout Cochise County. The CHA and CHIP are useful to everyone in assessing needs, providing services, making policy change and securing funds for health-related services and projects in all the neighborhoods, towns and communities in our county.
BECOME a HEALTHY COCHISE Partner
The Cochise Healthy Communities Initiative is seeking to develop collaborations with organizations, groups, committees, individuals, projects, programs and task forces in order to streamline work on similar issues using the same strategies toward achieving the same goals. The Initiative wants to help make sure that everyone knows what everyone else is doing so we can combine our resources, skills and strengths to leverage even larger resources, like funding.
As a HEALTHY COCHISE Partner you can: Help us develop the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan), put HEALTHY COCHISE on your organization’s website and Facebook page, attend a Healthy Community Committee strategic planning training session (info coming soon), send a staff representative to your local Healthy Community Committee, keep us informed of what you are doing, attend the next HEALTHY COCHISE Summit.
CURRENT Healthy Cochise PARTNERS
Arizona At Work
BeHealthy! Sierra Vista
Canyon Vista Medical Center
Cenpatico Integrated Care
Child & Family Resources, Inc.
Chiricahua Community Health Centers
Cochise Area Agency on Aging
Cochise College Nursing Program
Cochise County Board of Supervisors
Cochise County Board of Health
Cochise County Health and Social Services
Cochise County Housing Authority
Cochise County Public Fiduciary
Cochise County Sheriff’s Office
Cochise ReEntry Coalition
Community Food Bank of Southern AZ
Copper Queen Community Hospital
Douglas Turning Point
Easterseals Blake Foundation
First Things First Cochise Regional Council
Fort Huachuca Community Health Promotion Council
Fry Fire Department
IMPACT Sierra Vista
KCTR – Televista Media – Chuck Alton
Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona
Naco Wellness Initiative
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Northern Cochise Community Hospital
Southern Arizona Behavioral Health Services (SEABHS)
South Eastern Arizona Government Organization (SEAGO)
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension