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Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Welcome to our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) section, dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our community. A community health improvement plan (CHIP) is a community-driven, long-term, systematic plan to address issues identified in the community health needs assessment (CHNA). The most recent CHNA for East Central can be found here.

Mathews Thampi, MPH
Project Coordinator

Get Involved

Your involvement is crucial to the success of our Community Health Improvement Plan. Join us in promoting health and well-being:

  • If you have additional resources or suggestions, we welcome your input. Share your thoughts with us.
  • Join our meetings!  In 2024, we will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact Us

For more information or inquiries about the Community Health Improvement Plan, please contact:

Mathews Thampi
East Central District Health Department
4025627500 ext. 290


Explore the resources and initiatives below to support mental health, educational awareness, and overall health promotion.

Mental Health

At East Central District Health Department, we recognize the integral connection between mental health and overall well-being. Mental health is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, affecting how we think, feel, and navigate daily challenges. Our commitment extends beyond traditional health measures, encompassing comprehensive support for mental wellness. We provide valuable resources such as hotlines, educational materials, and engaging videos to promote mental health awareness and understanding within our community.

Mental Health Hotlines

If you or someone you know needs immediate mental health support, consider reaching out to one of these hotlines:

Mental Health Educational Materials

Mental Health Educational Videos

Explore insightful videos on mental health from reputable sources:

Mindfulness Exercises

Incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine with these exercises:

Dental Health

Maintain good oral health with helpful dental health promotion videos by the American Dental Association:

How to Brush Your Teeth - YouTube

How to Floss Your Teeth - YouTube