Hancock County Community Health Improvement Plan

The Be Healthy Now Hancock County coalition completed its Community Health Improvement Plan based on results from the 2021 Hancock County Community Health Assessment that was released in June 2022.

A community health improvement plan (CHIP) is a community-driven, long-term, systematic plan to address issues identified in a community health assessment (CHA).

The purpose of a CHIP is to describe how hospitals, health departments, and other community stakeholders will work to improve the health of the county.

We spoke with Zach Thomas, Director of Wellness and Education at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, about the ‘CHIP’.



The Be Healthy Now Hancock County coalition collaborated with the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio to gather important community information and statistical data.

This information was then studied by the Be Healthy Now Hancock County coalition, where health priorities were created, resources were discussed and projects, programs and policies were identified.

The Be Healthy Now Hancock County coalition will be hosting a community forum on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 10:30 am at Hancock Public Health, 2225 Keith Parkway, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

The forum is open to the public and a presentation of the Community Health Improvement Plan will be available for discussion.

Click here to go over the Community Health Improvement Plan. 


The Be Healthy Now Hancock County coalition is composed of many public and private agencies that make up the public health system in Hancock County. Those partners include Hancock Public Health, Blanchard Valley Health System, United Way of Hancock County, The Community Foundation, Hancock County ADAMHS Board, Family Resource Center, Hancock County Job & Family Services, Findlay City Schools, Hancock County Schools and Educational Service Center, HHWP Community Action Commission, Hancock County Family and Children First Council, Findlay YMCA, The Ohio State University Extension Office, 50 North, West Ohio Food bank, the City of Findlay Parks & Recreation, Hancock County Commissioners, Welcome to a New Life, Spectrum of Findlay, Raise the Bar, Children’s Mentoring Connection, Habitat for Humanity, and the University of Findlay