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Dear Somerset County Friends,

We are pleased to present the 2016-2019 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for Somerset County. The plan is a response to a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), a process that uses quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically collect and analyze data to understand health within a specific community. The data collected in the CHNA has been reviewed, analyzed, and discussed by stakeholders across the county who comprise Healthier Somerset, a coalition of representatives from healthcare, government, business, education, non-profit organizations, and faith-based communities in Somerset County. The mission of the coalition is to work collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of all who live and work in Somerset County.

By sharing information and creating alliances among individuals and organizations who are working toward mutual goals, we collectively increase our efforts to create a healthier Somerset County.  The health of all who live and work in Somerset County has a direct bearing upon our physical, emotional, and economic well-being. As a community, we embrace an agenda that identifies our greatest health needs and sets forth an action plan to address these needs.

We gratefully acknowledge the contributions and support of our partners who assisted in the development of this CHIP. Special recognition is due to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset for its generous support for the initial research and for convening Healthier Somerset.  We also wish to thank the public health officers of Somerset County, including the Somerset County Department of Health; Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership; Somerset County Health Officers Association; and the local health officers from across Somerset County.

As Healthier Somerset continues our efforts to make Somerset County the healthiest county in New Jersey, we are confident that our collective efforts will garner greater change than any one individual or organization working alone. We invite and encourage all members of the Somerset County community to join us in our mission.


The Partners of Healthier Somerset


Download the CHIP.

Download the plan

2016-2019 Somerset County CHIP Report.pdf