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Monroe County Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plans

All Community Focus Groups 4-2-2024

2024 Community Health Assessment

Do you live, work or play in Monroe County? Do you want to build a healthier tomorrow?

You are invited to any of the upcoming Community Conversations (or focus groups) to discuss the everyday events that contribute to your health and well-being or that of your family friends, and others in Monroe County. 

Information gathered will be incorporated into the next Community Health Assessment which will be used to create an action oriented Community Health Improvement Plan to be implemented over the next 3 years. 

As of March 8th, 2024, the following locations for community conversations/ focus groups have been scheduled: 

  • April 3rd - 5-6:15 pm
    • Stinesville Mercantile
    • 8201 Main St. Stinesville, IN
  • April 4th 6-7:15 pm
    • Banneker Community Center
    • 930 W 7th St. Bloomington, IN
  • April 10th 6-7:15 pm
    • Allison Jukebox Community Center
    • 351 S Washington St. Bloomington, IN
  • April 16th 5:30-6:45 pm
    • Monroe County Public Library - Ellettsville Branch
    • 600 Temperance St. Ellettsville, IN
  • April 30th - 6-7:15 pm
    • Karst Farm Park Shelter #6 (The Commons)
    • 2450 S Endwright Rd.
  • TBD
    • Boys and Girls Club
    • El Centro
    • Virtual/Online option

No registration is necessary. Please note that these times/days are subject to change. Please contact khewett@co.monroe.in.us with any questions regarding the focus groups. 

CHA Cover Page

View the 2021 Monroe County Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Previous Monroe County CHAs and CHIPs are linked at the bottom of this page along with an opportunity to provide feedback. 


Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), August 2022 + 

According to CDC, 'a community health improvement plan (or CHIP) is a long term, systematic effort to address public health problems based on the results of community health assessment activities and the community health improvement process.' 

Monroe County Health Department along with community partners and community members has initiated the CHIP planning process as of August 2022! 

Would you like to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of community members in Monroe County? If so, please join us as a participant in one of the CHIP team workgroups!

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Think Tanks, April 2022

The Monroe County community was invited to two Think Tank events held in April 2022 to identify three areas of focus for the CHIP workgroups based on information from the Monroe County Community Health Assessment (CHA), targeted focus groups, intercept interviews and secondary data collection.

CHA summary
CHA/CHIP/Think Tank summary

Community Health Assessments (CHA), 2021

According to the CDC, 'a community health assessment (sometimes called a CHA), also known as a community health needs assessment (sometimes called a CHNA), refers to a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.'

View the 2021 Monroe County Community Health Assessment (CHA)

View the 2018-2019 Monroe County Community Health Assessment (CHA)

View the 2015-2018 Monroe County Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan (CHA & CHIP)

This page was updated/reviewed on 3/8/2024


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