About HIP-Cuyahoga

The Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-Cuyahoga) is a diverse and committed group of people who care about health. HIP-Cuyahoga is building opportunities for everyone in Cuyahoga County to be healthy because we believe everyone should have a fair chance to reach his or her fullest health potential.

Our Vision

Cuyahoga County is a place where all residents live, work, learn and play in safe, healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities.

Our Mission

HIP-Cuyahoga’s mission is to inspire, influence, and advance policy, environmental, and lifestyle changes that foster health and wellness for everyone who lives, works, learns, and plays in Cuyahoga County.

OUR CORE VALUE AND KEY APPROACHES

HIP-Cuyahoga’s core value is to build opportunities for everyone in Cuyahoga County to be healthy.

This core value underlies our work, how we interact with each other, and which strategies and approaches we employ to fulfill our mission.

To advance our vision, mission, and core value we employ three key approaches:

Perspective Transformation

Perspective Transformation

HIP-Cuyahoga works with individuals and organizations to help them understand how hidden assumptions about racial and ethnic minorities impact their decisions and actions toward health improvement. We engage leaders and community members to use both their head and heart to see and understand the world in new ways to help eliminate structural racism as a root cause of health inequity.

Collective Impact

Collective Impact

Collective impact brings people together, in a structured way, to achieve social change. Through the coordination of partnerships, alignment of priorities and actions, and mobilization of resources, HIP-Cuyahoga is making a difference. We work with more than 100 agencies, organizations and community groups.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

HIP-Cuyahoga goes beyond a data-driven approach that appeals to the mind only, to a community-driven approach guided by shared values--moving both hearts and minds towards improved health for all in Cuyahoga County. We're involving community members in planning, decision making and actions to make Cuyahoga County a healthier place for all.

Health and Equity in All Policies

Health and Equity in All Policies

HIP-Cuyahoga wants to go beyond simply talking about health in all policies and ensure that we are building opportunities for everyone in Cuyahoga County to be healthy. We're collaborating to improve the health of all people in our county by incorporating health and equity into decision-making across sectors, systems and policy areas.