The Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Management strives to advocate, educate, improve and monitor the public health and safety in Gila County, by providing the highest level of quality, integrity, and respect to those we serve.
To sustain a culture of excellence that promotes health, safety, and well-being for all Gila County residents.
Excellence: We believe in continuous improvement, striving for excellence, and a commitment to improving community health. We believe in continuous improvement, striving for excellence, and a commitment to improving community health.
Integrity: We strive to be honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do.
Respect: We treat all people with respect, courtesy, and understanding.
Collaboration: We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission.
Service: We commit to a work environment characterized by consistency, honesty, and innovative approaches to serve members of the community.
Community Health Assessment
The Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a community-driven strategic planning process for improving the health of the community. From September 2015 through February 2016, stakeholders across Gila County and the CVRMC service region engaged in this community-driven process to identify the most pressing health issues facing Gila County residents.
To review the 2015 CHA, please click here.
To review the 2012 CHA, please click here.
Community Health Improvement Plan
The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a guide used by public health, community hospitals and their partners to collaborate and respond to key factors that may be limiting their community’s ability to lead full, happy and healthy lives. The CHIP is informed by the CHA, which is an assessment of the health status of residents across Gila County and the CVRMC service region.
To review the 2016-2020 CHIP, please click here.
To review the 2013 CHIP, please click here.
A strategic plan provides a local health department (LHD) and its stakeholders with a clear picture of where it is headed, what it plans to achieve, the methods by which it will succeed and the measures to monitor progress. A strategic plan is a leadership tool grounded in decisions the organization has made about future strategic priorities for the next three to five years. The strategic plan aligns with other important assessment, planning and evaluation work such as, the Gila County CHIP, GCDHEM’s Performance Management, Quality Improvement (QI), and Workforce Development plans, as well as, GCDHEM’s annual report.
To review the GCDHEM 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, please click here.
GCDHEM’s 2015 Annual Report is available for viewing or downloading. Please click here.
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February 2017 - Issue #1
July 2017 - Issue #2