Working Together for a Healthy Community

HIPMC Logo The Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC) is a collaborative effort between Maricopa County Department of Public Health and  public and private organizations addressing priority health issues through the 2012-2017 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). 

 The CHIP identifies areas where we can have the largest impact on improving the quality of life for all Maricopa County residents, particularly the most vulnerable in our community, by reducing preventable illness and death. CHIP is a community-driven action plan to impact real-time, critical health issues that are affecting the people we live with, work with, learn with, and care for every day. 

Plan Framework

The Maricopa County 2012-2017 CHIP uses a framework similar to Arizona Chronic Disease Strategic Plan and the National Prevention Strategy, which align prevention strategies along four community sectors: Where We Live (Community), Where We Work (Worksites), Where We Learn (Education), and Where We Seek Care (Healthcare). This approach addresses chronic disease in places where people spend significant amounts of time. It emphasizes the importance of wellness and prevention in all aspects of our lives.

Action Planning

Action plans were developed associated with improving the five health conditions and outcomes identified in the 2012 Community Health Assessment process: Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Lung Cancer, and Access to Care. All priority areas have goals and measurements for improvement through 2017. MCDPH staff  work among dozens of community and health system partners as active participants in the CHIP.


Many CHIP participants are from organizations that have been involved since the Community Health Assessment process, and others have joined as the Plan has taken shape. More than 200 individuals representing dozens of public and private organizations in Maricopa County are currently engaged in the CHIP process through the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County, or HIPMC. 
For more information about the HIPMC and community health improvement planning efforts, visit