Extension staff partner with the Lincoln County Health Department on the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The Lincoln County Community Health Improvement Plan is to mobilize people, organizations, and stakeholders to collaboratively address issues that impact health. Our ultimate goal is to improve the health of Lincoln County. This plan asks for action that will lead to positive change in four health focus areas:
- Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse
- Oral Health
- Nutrition and Healthy Foods
For more information about Live Well Lincoln County, please go to Live Well Lincoln County
The Live Well Lincoln County coalition working to address mental health and substance abuse is the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County. This coalition was formed through a merger of the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition and the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition in July of 2018. Mental Health and substance use are related issues and many individuals wish to work on both so forming a new merged group was deemed to be an effective way to proceed by membership of both coalitions. The mission of Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition is to bring the community together to empower people through education and resources to support healthy choices regarding substances and social and emotional well-being.
One of the projects formerly sponsored by the Lincoln County Drug Free Coalition and now sponsored by the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition is the Social Norms Project. More information about the project can be found on the Social Norms page below.