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2016-2020 Strategic Plan

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We are excited about the opportunity to present our 2016-2020 strategic plan to Cuyahoga County. Our planning process reflects the demands of a rapidly changing health and healthcare landscape. The Affordable Care Act is moving clinical medicine toward a more sustainable approach that rewards quality of care and positive health outcomes. These changes will affect the ways in which public health works with the medical community.

Along with our partners in the community development, education, planning, and transportation fields, we want to help create the conditions that allow everyone to have an equal opportunity to be healthy. These efforts are supported by the guiding principles of health equity, where all people have the opportunity to attain their full health potential regardless of their social position or other socially-determined circumstances.

Our new strategic plan will position us to:

  • Lead with our talented workforce
  • Capitalize on advanced technology
  • Build essential communication and community engagement capacity
  • Address priority health problems
  • Attain national public health accreditation

Over the next five years, we will make the necessary investments to sustain our plan while also keeping the community informed about our progress. We look forward to the important work ahead and embrace our responsibility to the cities, villages and townships of Cuyahoga County and the Northeast Ohio region.