The Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) of Bergen County is comprised of more than 50 community organizations, businesses, schools, hospitals and also private citizens that are stakeholders in the health of the county. There are currently three task forces (see side bar at left) staffed by volunteers from these organizations along with individuals all working toward creating a healthier Bergen County. CHIP members develop, implement and promote initiatives to improve the health and lives of people who live, work, or attend school in Bergen County.
The CHIP of Bergen County has created a health needs assessment summary report for Bergen County, called the Community Health Improvement Plan (The CHIP Report), which you can access by clicking on the side bar link to the left. It is available in English, Spanish and Korean. The CHIP oversees the implementation of this plan on an ongoing county-wide basis.
Three organizations co-sponsor the CHIP. They are: the Bergen County Health Officers Society, comprised of Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists throughout Bergen County, the Bergen County Department of Health Services, a county-level governmental public health agency; and the Public Health Partnership of Bergen County, a volunteer coalition of Bergen County Health Officers.
The CHIP Core Group functions as a steering committee and oversees all CHIP functions, events and programs. This Core Group meets six times per year to review operations, membership, programs and budgets. Current Steering Committee members are:
Marla Klein, Partnership Coordinator, Bergen County Department of Health Services
If you would like to participate in any of these CHIP task forces, email us or call (201) 634-2693.
For a list of CHIP Committee Member Organizations, click here.
To create a compelling Vision of a healthy Bergen County and develop a Strategic Plan leading toward its realization, supported by community, state and county resources.
All people in Bergen County will have access to resources that enable them to reach optimum health, well being and quality of life, supported by a continually improving, clean, safe and economically sound community.
Community stakeholders will collaborate to create and leverage resources to build a healthier Bergen County.
CHIP of Bergen County, NJ
The information contained on this Web site is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. The CHIP makes every effort to ensure that the information on this Web site is accurate, however we do not make any guarantees about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Links to third party Web sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors and any information on those sites are the responsibility of such third parties. This Web site does not provide health advice and visitors should refer any such questions to a qualified health care provider.