HealthFirst seeks CHA proposals

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WILMINGTON – HealthFirst for Clinton County is requesting proposals from firms to complete a Community Health Assessment of Clinton County.

HealthFirst requires submitted proposals to address the scope of work necessary to complete a county-wide assessment in accordance with the Public Health Accreditation Board standards and measures.

The Community Health Assessment would include primary and secondary data, population demographics, descriptions of health issues and the population groups with particular health issues, identification of factors that contribute to health changes, and existing community assets and resources. The assessment must also provide an opportunity for the community to review and contribute to the research.

Proposals are due Nov. 1, 2019, and can be submitted electronically or as a hard copy. Further details and requirements for proposals can be found at

In 2015, HealthFirst for Clinton County helped facilitate a Community Health Assessment in conjunction with other community partners including the Clinton County Health District, Clinton Memorial Hospital, Mental Health and Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties, and a private donor. Performing a Community Health Assessment is important in obtaining accurate data on population health, local health needs, and other areas of opportunity.

HealthFirst supports organizations and initiatives that promote the good health of residents in Clinton County through education, innovation, and patient care support. Since December 2010, HealthFirst has awarded more than $750,000 to numerous community organizations. HealthFirst also operates the Patient Medication Assistance Program (PMAP) in a collaboration with the Clinton County Commissioners and the Clinton County Health District. PMAP helps area residents apply for free and/or reduced-cost medications from major drug-makers.

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