Saginaw County Roadmap to Health

Saginaw County Roadmap to Health - Saginaw County Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) - 2017-2020 outlines the goals and objectives related to the top health needs identified from the CHNA data, also detailed in this report. This effort was funded by the Alignment Saginaw, Covenant HealthCare, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers (GLBHC), Saginaw Community Foundation (SCF), Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority (SCCMHA), Saginaw County Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH), Saginaw Intermediate School District (SISD), St. Mary's ofMichigan, and United Way of Saginaw County.

From September 2016 through January 2017, members of the Saginaw County CHIP Partners, including the two separate hospital systems, and a collection of multi-sector community stakeholders, completed the joint CHNA for Saginaw County. Information regarding Saginaw County’s most important health needs, as well as their prioritization, are based upon information provided by residents using the four Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) assessments: 1) community health status, 2) community themes and strengths, 3) local public health system, and 4) forces of change. In an attempt to acquire broad community input regarding the health needs of Saginaw County, individuals who live and/or work in Saginaw County, including residents, health care consumers, community leaders, health care professionals, and multi-sector representatives, were interviewed, participated in meetings of CHIP’s network of community partners, and/or responded to one of the MAPP surveys. These findings are also informed by a collection of over 100 metrics designed to measure health status and chronic disease priorities, social and economic factors impacting residents, and healthcare delivery system access and utilization trends experienced in the County.