About the Partnership


What We're About

The Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC) is a collaborative effort between Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), public entities, and private organizations addressing priority health issues through a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Learn more about our involvement in the CHIP.

The HIPMC brings partners together through regular partnership meetings. It also facilitates collaborative projects, highlights partners' work, shares resources and insights from other communities, and more.


A county with collaborative communities and stakeholders equipped with resources, opportunities, and environments to maximize health and well-being for all.


  • Diversity – Understanding, respecting, celebrating, and welcoming all people regardless of ethnicity, income, gender, age, heritage, or lifestyle. 
  • Health Equity – Optimizing health conditions for all groups, especially for those who have experienced socioeconomic disadvantages or historical injustices. 
  • Collaboration – Networked communities working together with mutual respect and cooperation. 
  • Access – Providing quality, comprehensive healthcare, and community services that are navigable, accessible, and affordable to all community members. 
  • Education – Providing tools, encouragement, and knowledge to all people so that they can make positive, informed decisions resulting in healthy lifestyles and positive health outcomes.

How We Started

When Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) conducted its first Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in 2011, a small group of public health and healthcare professionals, including partners and stakeholders, convened to review the data collected from the assessment. While identifying health areas to prioritize and address, this group quickly realized that chronic diseases were significantly affecting the health of county residents. As a result, partners worked together to create the first Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to guide the work to address the issue of chronic disease. To ensure action was taken on the CHIP and effect change, this group formed the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County (HIPMC). The HIPMC allowed space for partners with a shared interest in creating a healthier Maricopa County for all to convene regularly and make progress in addressing the priority health areas outline in the CHIP. 

Over a decade later, the HIPMC coalition would go on to triple in membership to become the diverse network of partners, stakeholders, and community members that you see today. Learn more about the structure of the HIPMC.