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WCHIP

Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership

Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership
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Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership

"A Healthy Walton Begins Today! Join the Movement!"

The Walton Community Health Improvement Partnership (WCHIP) is a dedicated group of people from a variety of agencies, organizations, businesses, & community members who want to make a difference in the health of Walton County’s citizens.

The WCHIP’s strategic priorities for the Walton Community Health Improvement Plan 2016-2019:

  1. Substance Abuse & Mental Health

  2. Healthy Behaviors

  3. Health Equity


  • Substance Use & Mental Health
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Health Equity

Goal:

Reduce substance use in Walton County

 

Workgroup Leads:

Holly Holt, Florida Department of Health in Walton County

Bryan Callahan, Walton County Prevention Coalition/Chautauqua Healthcare Services, Inc.

 

 

Goals:

Increase the number of cities and counties working to advance health equity by implementing best practices related to physical activity and nutrition

Reduce childhood obesity

Increase diabetes education

Promote tobacco-free environments

Increase access to affordable rabies vaccines for pets

 

Workgroup Leads:

Brandi Gill, Florida Department of Health in Walton County

Jena Gilmore, UF IFAS Walton County Extension Office

Goal:

Increase HIV testing and prevention efforts in Walton County through coordinated response across public health systems partners

Promote an age-friendly community

 

Workgroup Leads:

Kathryn Barley, Florida Department of Health in Walton County

Kay Brady, Walton-Okaloosa Council on Aging

WCHIP is very active, and we are always looking for new partners to join our group.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the partnership.

 

Join us for a WCHIP Meeting:

Time:8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
When:Third Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, November*)
Locations:
January, March, July 

DOH-Walton

362 State Highway 83

DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433

May, September

DOH-Walton - Coastal Branch

361 Greenway Trail

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459

*NovemberDate & location announced later due to holidays.