Healthy Community

Healthy Community / Health Improvement Organization (HIO) Partners

  • Allegiance Behavioral Health
  • Allegiance Faith Community Nursing
  • Allegiance Prevention and Community Health
  • American Red Cross - South Central Michigan Chapter
  • AWARE Shelter
  • Catholic Charities of Jackson County
  • Center for Family Health
  • City of Jackson Human Relations Commission
  • Community Action Agency
  • Consumers Energy
  • Disability Connections
  • Fitness Council of Jackson
  • Food System Economic Partnership
  • Great Lakes Industry, Inc.
  • Health Plan of Michigan
  • Jackson Area Manufacturers Association
  • Jackson County Administration
  • Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Jackson County Department on Aging
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Jackson County Intermediate School District
  • Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
  • Jackson Community College
  • Jackson Public Schools
  • Jackson Tobacco Reduction Coalition
  • LifeWays
  • Michigan Prison ReEntry Initiative
  • Michigan State University Extension
  • Segue, Inc.
  • United Way of Jackson County
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To create a culture of continuous health improvement in our community.

View the Healthy Community Strategic Plan (PDF).

HIO Plan

Jackson County has adopted, as its own, the HIO plan, which is a collaboration of individuals, businesses and the health system committed to community wellness. View the Community Action Plan (PDF).

Action Steps

  • Improve the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of residents of Jackson County related to behavioral health, physical activity, nutrition, and smoke-free lifestyles.
  • Reduce the obesity rate among Jackson County residents to be at or lower than the national average.
  • Reduce smoking rate and secondhand smoke exposure in Jackson County.
  • Improve the behavioral health and emotional wellness of Jackson County residents.
  • Enhance collaborative action planning, resource alignment, and linkages among clinical and social systems to achieve collective population health impact.

Measurements of Success

To measure success the Healthy Community will monitor the percent of adults:
  • That are overweight or obese.
  • Who meet recommendations for physical activity.
  • Who meet recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake.
  • Who are current smokers.
  • Who would definitely seek help for a mental health problem.